PPP3 Schools, Auckland and Hamilton

Architect/Designer: ASC Architects  

PPP3 Schools

As part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's PPP3 Schools Project ASC Architects were required to produce a Primary School design to be built on three separate sites, with the potential for the same design to be provided on future sites.  Each school would cater for a roll capacity of 560 students ranging from ages 5 -10.  This required a design response that was flexible enough to be used across a range of individual site contexts and adaptable enough to be able to individually reflect the unique qualities of each school's place, culture and context.

Innovative learning environments over two levels were designed to provide multiple educational methods to encourage and foster openness, collaboration and connectivity in all aspects of school life.  The open plan learning spaces were also designed to maximise connection to exterior learning spaces and the central courtyards at the heart of each school.  A separate cultural narrative for each school was developed to inform individualised planning and design responses required for each specific site and to assist site specific selections of colours, finishes, signage, building graphics and landscaping.

A number of different Shaw Contract carpet tiles ranges and colours were specified throughout each school.  The flexibility of Shaw Contract's carpet tile collections allowed different selections to be provided for each individual school based on consultation with each school and responding to each school's individual culture and context. 

 Products used: Shaw Mindful Play, Shaw Brushworks, Tarkett Primo Premium.

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