From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Upper Hutt
The aim was to provide each new syndicate with an identity through colour.
The first of three classroom blocks, each Syndicate consists of four General classrooms, a central Shared Learning space, a Small Group Room, a Syndicate Resource Room and a toilet and changing area adjacent to the central corridor. The aim was to provide each new syndicate with an identity through colour.
References for these classrooms were taken from the native, Tieke (Saddleback). The red feature colour, Resene Red Red Red combined with the rich autumnal colours of the carpet tiles provides a colourful and fun shared learning space visible from throughout the syndicate. The vertical sliding wall, in Resene ArmourCat Red Red Red between the Small Group Room and the Shared Learning space provides additional flexibility to the central space which has access both directly to the exterior and General Classrooms and accommodates a variety of passive and active activities.
The dark weatherboards in Resene Coffee Bean to the interior following through from the exterior contrasts with the Resene White Pointer and blonded strandboard to create a light and bright space. Resene Coffee Bean has been applied to the toilet and changing room doors to contrast the materials in the corridor and to allow for easy cleaning.
As the exterior colonnade progresses around the walkway, shades of yellow and orange fade in and out enlivening this dynamic, playful space and tying the classroom elevations together. Exterior weatherboards are light, Resene White Pointer to create shadow lines, adding texture to the façade of bricks and titan cladding in Resene Quarter Stonehenge. As graffiti is a common problem in schools there is a generous supply of Resene anti-graffiti systems to provide protection.
Architectural Specifier: McKenzie Higham Architecture
Building Contractor: Armstrong Downes Ltd
Colour Selection: Mark McMillan & Macaela Ward
Painting Contractor: Topline Decorators Ltd
Photographer: Kate Whitley
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