A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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Registered charity Sustainable Coastlines is building ‘The Flagship Education Centre’ in the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand, and we really need your help to complete the building.
We have invested everything into this. We have already spent our savings, not to mention the countless hours of sweat, heart and soul we and our supporters have put into getting the project to this point.
Now we need your help to take us the final step in this journey: we need just $60,000 to cover the remaining project costs and finish The Flagship.
This funding will ensure that we can reach our ambitious goal of registering the centre as a fully-certified ‘Living Building’ – the world’s most rigorous sustainable building certification. When completed, The Flagship could be the most sustainable building in New Zealand.
Made almost entirely from upcycled and salvaged materials, this purpose-built event, education and training space will be a showcase for sustainability, bringing a range of creative and inspiring projects to the area. Open to the public, The Flagship will grace the corner of Beaumont and Madden Streets from this summer.
This ideal location for this transitional project has been made possible by the landowner Panuku Development Auckland, whose assistance in making the site available and collaboration has helped make this concept a reality.
The building is modular and transportable; designed to be moved to a new site after its time in the Wynyard Quarter. The plans and strategy behind it will be open-sourced, creating a sustainable construction solution that can benefit communities globally.
The project also has a strong social output, with over 2,500 pallets repurposed with assistance from Community Work offenders in partnership with the Department of Corrections. Salvaged timber and shipping containers have also been modified in the workshops of Auckland Prison, where offenders receive qualifications that are aimed to reduce re-offending and the associated burden on taxpayers.
This centre represents a major step for Sustainable Coastlines on our mission to help people look after waterways and coastlines by significantly increasing our ability to deliver the large-scale training and education needed.
Visitors will be invited to explore the good, the bad and the ugly about our coastlines and waterways in this unique and beautiful building through engaging, family-friendly displays, interactive technologies, and multimedia content.
This is a crucial step on an exciting journey to fulfil our vision of Beautiful Beaches, Healthy Waters and Inspired People, and we look forward to having you with us.
Why is The Flagship so sustainable?
Our goal is to make The Flagship a fully-certified ‘Living Building’ -- the world’s most rigorous sustainable building certification. To do this, regeneration of the environment and community in and around the building is at the heart of the design process. When completed, this could be the most sustainable building in New Zealand. Below is a brief summary of just some of the sustainability features of The Flagship, organised under the 'petals' that make up the 'Living Building Challenge':
Health & Happiness: Access to fresh air and daylight, smoking prohibited. Non-toxic cleaning products. Human-nature interactions throughout the building.
Water: 100% of our water needs will be captured on site. All greywater treated in rain gardens, blackwater through composting toilets.
Energy: Solar panels, low voltage electrical fittings and a grid-tied system to give energy back to the grid.
Place: Built on a car park, the building replaces these with cycle parking. Community gardens produce food for staff and visitors.
Equity: Accessible for people with disabilities, close to public transport hubs, provides art, gardens, and seating open to all.
Materials: Made almost entirely of locally sourced, salvaged and repurposed materials, avoiding all toxic ‘Red List’ products.
Beauty: Designed to inspire and educate people to look after places we love. Signage, open days and online resources spread the word.
What's the money for...?
...We hear you ask. And a fair question too. We've worked hard to cover the majority of costs by securing sponsorship from dozens of caring companies, who have contributed products, services, materials and their time towards the cause. We have spent our savings too. Now we need just $60,000 to cover the remaining project costs, including:
Fabrication of our unique roof design to create our epic events space.
Cranes to move our shipping containers and prefabricated roof into place.
Enough solar panels to generate all our own power.
Upcycled wooden railway sleepers to form the structure of our deck.
Fire alarm systems to keep our guests and this beautiful building safe.
Registration and documentation for the Living Building Challenge.
Monitoring and sensor technologies to measure The Flagship’s sustainability performance.
Other sustainable building materials, fasteners, and finishes.
Every bit helps us create the most sustainable building in New Zealand, so whether you can support us a lot or a little, we truly appreciate it!
When's it all happening?
As you can imagine, a project like this takes more than a little while to come to fruition, and we are super proud to be ready to build! In April 2016 we installed the first stage -- a small part of the final building -- on site in the Wynyard Quarter. This was a great way for us to have a presence in this awesome area as we worked on final approvals.
In October we received our building consent (whoop!) and in mid-October we fenced off the site to start work. As we prepare to launch this crucial fundraising campaign we have laid our foundations and are scheduling the remaining construction work. Now we just need your support to complete this final stage of The Flagship. See below for our best estimate of project timings.
$10: Your name on our 'Screens of Glory'
$20: Sustainable Coastlines logo sticker + Your name on our 'Screens of Glory'
$30: Merry Xmas SeedCard + Sustainable Coastlines logo sticker + Your name on our 'Screens of Glory'. PS -- those black marks on the card are the basil seeds!
$40: Sustainable Coastlines 1-litre stainless steel bottle (note: actual bottle will be silver with black logo) + Your name on our 'Screens of Glory'
$95: Offcut + Sustainable Coastlines cap. Note: these are currently being made out of the materials on the left-hand side of the image below. Three awesome options will be available on a first-in-first-served basis, we'll be in touch to confirm your selection as soon as this campaign finishes.
$100: Your name engraved on a decking section at The Flagship
$500: Two-hour event for up to 50 people at The Flagship
$1,000: Idea session for your own building project
$5,000: Remember Boaty McBoatFace? We proudly present Beamy McBeamFace and friends -- our four sustainable steel beams -- and they need names*! Sponsor our steel beam + Two events for up to 50 people at The Flagship + Two tickets to launch celebration event. *Nothing offensive please, this is a public building where we will be educating school children.
$8,000: Sponsor a shipping container + Four events for up to 50 people at The Flagship + Two tickets to launch celebration event.
Additional sponsorship opportunities
We are looking for partners to get behind The Flagship Education Centre project and help us build the most sustainable building in New Zealand. In return we acknowledge our supporters with a huge range of unique, high-value brand alignment and media exposure opportunities. A basic outline of the levels of sponsorship that we offer can be found below.
Sponsor: Commitment to provide project sponsorship between $30,000 and $80,000.
Supporter: Commitment to provide project sponsorship between $10,000 and $30,000.
Helping Hand: Commitment to provide project sponsorship of $10,000.
Alternatively, if you or your company would like to sponsor any of the items listed, we’d love to hear from you and can negotiate rewards to suit. For more information please contact Sam Judd on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 058 9349.
Risks and challenges
We have secured Resource Consent and Building Consent for this project, and have worked throughout the planning with the landowner Panuku Development Auckland. We have secured a lease on this land up to 7 March 2018.
Due to the continued development of the Waterfront Plan, there is a very slight risk that the lease for this piece of land may be terminated with not less than sixty days notice. If this were to happen, we would need to obtain permissions for another piece of land and shift the building to this site.
Throughout the design and planning of this project we have prepared for the building to be disassembled and transported to a new site at the end of our lease, so the above should not cause any issue that has not already been foreseen.
To say cheers for your support, we’ll add your name to our ‘Screens of Glory’; digital screens set-up around The Flagship that will rotate content and thank the beautiful people that helped us make this happen.
All our reward 'backers' get access to updates on The Flagship as the build progresses!
To reward your support and help you show off your love for our coasts, we’ll send you a Sustainable Coastlines logo sticker for your laptop / car / surfboard / window.
If you're in New Zealand, postage is free and we'll get the sticker to you in time for Xmas. Postage a little extra for contributors overseas (sorry). We'll also add your name to our Screens of Glory (optional).
We’ll reward you with a Sustainable Coastlines logo sticker and a sweet SeedCard to accompany it. The card (blank on the back for you to write on) is a great way to tell a loved one that instead of buying you a pair of socks for Xmas, you helped us build The Flagship. Oh, and they can literally plant the card and grow delicious basil.
If you're in New Zealand, postage is free and we'll get the sticker and card to you in time for Xmas. Postage a little extra for contributors overseas (sorry).
We'll reward your support with a beautiful reusable stainless steel drink bottle, 1-litre capacity, branded up with our Sustainable Coastlines logo. This bottle is a thing of beauty and you'll never need a shabby plastic bottle again! Postage is a little extra for contributors outside of New Zealand (sorry). We'll also add your name to our Screens of Glory (optional).
Back the build of The Flagship and we'll reward your support with an exclusive Offcut + Sustainable Coastlines collab cap. Offcut handmake 5-panel caps here in NZ from fabric offcuts and waste materials. These beautiful caps are made especially for this crowd-funding campaign and feature a small Sustainable Coastlines logo embossed on a leather patch, brown suede peak and adjustable leather strap (fits head circumference 55-61cm). Three styles will be available, see the image on the left for the fabrics they'll be made out of. Oh, and Offcut plants a tree for every cap too!
If you're in New Zealand we'll get your cap to you in time for Xmas! Postage is little extra for contributors overseas (sorry, we need to send these by tracked post).
Stamp your mark on the most sustainable building in the country. To acknowledge your awesome support, we'll engrave your name onto a metal plate on one of our sections of decking for all to see. The deck will be built from panels made of sustainable timber donated by Abodo Woods and prefabricated for us in Auckland Prison’s workshop, enabling prisoners to gain valuable work skills while helping us complete The Flagship.
Your name engraved on deck section at The Flagship
Back the build of The Flagship and we'll reward your support with an exclusive Offcut + Sustainable Coastlines collab cap, and a beautiful reusable stainless steel bottle. Both rewards are detailed above.
If you're in New Zealand we'll get your cap to you in time for Xmas (the bottle will take a little longer sorry). Postage is little extra for contributors overseas.
Back the build of The Flagship and we'll reward your support by engraving your name onto a metal plate on one of our sections of decking, and sending you a beautiful reusable stainless steel bottle. Both rewards are detailed above.
Postage for the bottle is a little extra for contributors outside of New Zealand (sorry). We'll also add your name to our Screens of Glory (optional).
One two-hour event for up to 50 guests in our unique and beautiful events space. Show your commitment to sustainability by running your offsite meeting, PR launch, planning session, client function (etc) in the immersive surrounds of The Flagship in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.
Includes one of our staff to help you set-up, state of the art audio-visual technology, and an optional speech from our team to introduce guests to the building. Some hard costs apply for catering and security.
Join our experienced team for a beach clean-up or tree planting activity for up to 30 participants: your staff, school, family and/or friends. Leave all planning and implementation up to us, some hard costs apply for catering and transport logistics. We'll also cover professional photography, a dedicated page on our website, and provide a breakdown of your event impacts.
See more info on our tailored event offering here: http://sustainablecoastlines.org/services/team-building-events/
Remember Boaty McBoatFace? We proudly present Beamy McBeamFace and friends -- our sustainable steel beams -- rescued from demolition sites to help us build The Flagship. Totalling 110 metres, these four salvaged steel souls need names, and we are offering up the opportunity to sponsor them.
This reward includes your chosen name painted onto the beam by an artist, signage with your logo in a public space below it, and the opportunity to run two (2) two-hour events for up to 50 guests in the space for no hire fee. Some hard costs apply for catering/security. You’ll also get two (2) tickets to our invitation-only launch event to celebrate the opening of The Flagship!
These beams are going to last, thanks to Perry Metal Protection, who are galvanising the beams to protect them from the elements.
You big legend, you! To reward your incredibly generous support, you'll get the name of your family, trust or organisation on one of our three shipping containers used in the design of The Flagship.
This reward includes signage with your logo inside the shipping container and the opportunity to run four (4) two-hour events for up to 50 guests in the space for no hire fee. Some hard costs apply for catering/security. You’ll also get two (2) tickets to our invitation-only launch event to celebrate the opening of The Flagship!