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The refurbishment of this Learning Centre and the creation of the Makespace was carried out for the Waste Minimisation Team at Auckland Council.

Makespace was carried out for the Waste Minimisation Team at Auckland Council.

The facility is used to educate the school children of greater Auckland about waste reduction and various forms of recycling. The main objective was to completely rejuvenate the two areas using only materials sourced from the Resource Recovery Centre in Henderson. This included the use of discarded paints. Zero waste at its finest!

Using purely the Resene paints available through the Resource Recovery Centre, Brown Graham endeavoured to use exciting, vibrant and, most of all, engaging colours. The primary goal was to show school children that with a little bit of imagination, materials normally discarded can be used to create inspiring spaces. With a palette of Resene Lumbersider low sheen waterborne paint in Resene Fun Green (mid green), Resene Cardin Green (holly green), Resene Prussian Blue (deep blue), Resene Chinook (dusky green), Resene Aqua (blue green), Resene Guardsman Red (bold red), Resene Turbo (energetic yellow), Resene Red Hot (primary red) and Resene Double Alabaster (grey white), the colours instantly appeal to children of all ages.

The Makespace and Learning Centre refurbishment is part of a larger project including a fully landscaped experience trail.

Wall feature, shelving
Makespace  is used to educate school children
Learning center interior
Exterior, interior detailing

This project won the Resene Total Colour Education Junior Colour Maestro Award. The judges thought: "This project shows that limited resources don’t need to limit your ability to bring innovation and colour to a project. The unexpected palette of colours, ranging from blues and greens to highlights of warm hues, sparks the imagination and creates inspiring spaces. By using elements of colour contrasted by timber, the timber becomes the neutral background and each colour appears more visible. The strength of structure is highlighted by colour. The use of engaging colours has instant appeal to children of all ages."

Designer and creator: Brown Graham
Client: Auckland Council
Interior design/project management: Sarah Hamilton
Winner: Resene Total Colour Education Junior Colour Maestro Award
Project: Resene Total Colour Awards 2015
From the Resene News – issue 1/2016

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