welcome to 2/57 Willis Street, Whanganui-a-Tara [Wellington]

A supportive place to work together

2/57 hosts people to share skills / projects / dreams / time / care / cultures and everything in between

why 2/57

A few good reasons:


permanent + flexi desks
in good company


meeting rooms, booths, nooks and collaborative spaces
inside and outside of the box

flexible event spaces
events that give back


Aotearoa’s first mental health gym
keep yourself well


collaborative timebank
what comes around goes around

supportive team, living wage accredited and carbon positive
a force of nature


upcycled furniture and circular economy walls


events, art, music, films, foodand drink

our space


our story


It all started ten years ago when squatting an empty building with a group of passionate community builders on the other side of the world.

In the Netherlands we saw a system that prioritised land-use over ownership and exclusion, experiencing first hand how access to space can enable diverse communities, organisations and businesses to develop and thrive.

We've since worked with with some amazing people in Whāngarei, helping transform an empty warehouse [wood] and an unused church [oneonesix] into thriving community hubs.

Over thirteen thousand people visit oneonesix every year, for world-renowned theatre to shoemaking, community radio to mau rākau, movement therapy to lavish balls - while over twenty community and impact organisations have called the wood home.

In 2019 we turned our attention to Whanganui-a-Tara, visiting a number of spaces throughout that year - looking for somewhere suitable to support the local impact community. In October we found our spot, and by January 2020 we had the keys to our new space!

Guided by design principles of inclusion, fun, material re-use and sustainability, we’re working with CoLiberate, Studio Pacific Architecture, BPM, X-Frame, Designtree, Seedling, Smash Palace, of body fresh desk and many more to bring the space to life - with two/fiftyseven scheduled to open in December 2020.

join the community

“Inspiration flows naturally in this magical space, there is freedom of expression in the air.”
Gina Kiel Artist
"The space is creating a powerful community of purposeful people."
Sheridan Jamieson Financial Consultant
"The better future we dream of is already real life at 2/57; the beating heart of a future Wellington world."
Xoë Hall Artist

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a supportive place to work together