The Sport and Rugby Institute in Palmerston North has a building form based on a silver fern
The Sport and Rugby Institute was formerly know as the Adidas Institute of Rugby.
It includes an accommodation wing for up to 40 players, changing and physiotherapy rooms, teaching spaces, administration offices, boardroom, weights room and a full-contact gymnasium with non-abrasive, artificial turf.
The single large roof as viewed from the main entrance abstractly captures the image of a silver fern. The circular accommodation wing, at the stem of the fern, symbolises the victor's laurels as a testimony to New Zealand’s excellence in rugby.