Hundertwasser died in the year 2000. In the year 2008 a delegation of the WDC consisting of Mark Simpson and Kahu Sutherland visited in Vienna with the request of a possibility to realise the project as the site was now in possession of the WDC.
Joram Harel, Chair of the Hundertwasser Non-Profit Foundation in Vienna, requested that a Māori art gallery be included in the Hundertwasser Art Centre after seeing Hundertwasser's wish to include a Māori pou at the front of the building.
"...such a space which would guarantee the Maori self-designation and management of their activities of exhibition of Maori artists. The condition was to create a Maori-Advisory-Board which would take the responsibility/directorship to decide what artists should exhibit, about philosophy, activities and anything else that happens inside their space..." said Joram Harel.
"The Maori-Advisory-Board must be totally independent to safeguard their heritage, autonomous and just presentation and activities free of any political or other interference from the WDC, the directorship of the HAC or any other entity. - Joram Harel