From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 172-180 Owen Street, Newtown
This new childcare centre takes its falé form from the existing Samoan church buildings.
Bright rectangular boxes in Resene Thunderbird and Resene Dixie Chick intersect the falé form marking the main entry and the sleep room. The sleep room backs onto the precast concrete panels cast with a stylised frangipani pattern relief to create the street façade, with the adjacent concrete block walls in Resene Half Masala. Resene Double Napa is used on the chevron overlaid exterior titan board. Paint colours were chosen for their earthy undertones, resembling colours seen within Samoan tapa cloth. The domed interior ceiling space is achieved with laminated timber stained with Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Treehouse layered to a deep brown finish. The mezzanine and ancillary spaces are in contrast white so that these spaces can give way to colourful joinery and vinyl flooring.
Colours used: Resene Dixie Chick, Resene Double Napa, Resene Half Masala, Resene Natural, Resene Thunderbird, Resene Treehouse.
Products used: Resene Woodsman, Resene decorative paints.
Architectural Specifier: McKenzie Higham Architecture
Building Contractor: Maycroft Construction Ltd
Colour Selection: Jeff Brickell & Macaela Ward
Painting Contractor: All Painting Services Ltd
Photographer: Kate Whitley
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