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Western Heights Primary School new classroom

From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 197 Clayton Road, Rotorua

The brief called for a new standalone classroom to act as the school’s new computer technology suite. It includes a multi functional teaching space with an entry gallery as well as a resource room.

The new classroom is closely nestled between adjoining buildings and a southern block wall provides critical fire separation as well as passive heating through skylights above. Entry at either end of this block wall leads to the common gallery, an access way designed to act as an art display as well as a wet area with plenty of storage and provision for coats.

Western Heights Primary School

The classroom area has the ability to be partitioned off in future, effectively dividing the space into three smaller classrooms should the need arise.

Colourful primary school exterior

Alcoves between the dividers house up to thirty laptops in secure storage units. The classroom is fitted with floor mounted power and data supply for flexible desk use as well as the latest smart board technology.

Bright school exterior
Yellow, red, and blue school exterior

All spaces make use of plenty of natural light and have a pleasant indoor outdoor flow to the adjacent adventure playground, playing field and courtyard.

The use of bright vibrant colours has made for a happy learning environment with great response from teachers and pupils alike.

Colourful school courtyard
Colourful classroom
Blue and red hallway
Blue and red school hallway

Architectural Specifier: Carling Architects Ltd
Building Contractor: Ronayne Construction Ltd
Interior Designer: Carling Architects Ltd
Painting Contractor: Cantec Services Rotorua Ltd
Photographer: Carling Architects Ltd
Other Key Contributors: Brent Griffin (Principal)

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