Tribal Tactile Tribute
A unique tribal pattern rendered in Tactile Indicators...
If you've been keeping track of our latest blog posts, you'll recall that we completed some work at the Southern Justice & Emergency Services Precinct. TacPro® were lucky enough to be selected to supply and install over 4km of stair nosing inserts and some 50,000 marine-grade 316 stainless steel, brass and composite tactile indicators. However, the highlight definitely has to be our tactile art piece 'Ngai Tahu', which honours the local tribe Ngai Tahu Taniko at each of the main stairwells.
The Ngai Tahu piece comprises traditional Ngai Tahu patterns, which represent growth and togetherness. The designs are an important statement, and express the significance of local tribal involvement with the community, other organisations and the government. Also, tactile indicators, as we know, are designed to guide visually-impaired people, and the Ngai Tahu patterns built into this installation symbolise how cultural awareness and acceptance helps to guide society as a whole.