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Weaving architecture and culture: How design is being used to draw more tourists into Samoa

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Weaving architecture and culture: How design is being used to draw more tourists into Samoa

The people of Samoa will be celebrating their next Independence Day on a new purpose-built event space in front of the Government building in Apia, built by New Zealand firm Beca. The Event Space and Clock Tower Boulevard projects located in downtown Apia will provide a ceremonial space and a pedestrian connection currently missing in the central waterfront area in the tourism-focused country, and is being partially funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme. The aim of the projects is to improve connection and the use of the waterfront for locals and visiting tourists by providing venues for events, and recreational and cultural experiences.