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Western Springs College - new PE & Health Building


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Motions Road, Western Springs

The architect’s brief was to emphasise the identity of each classroom, as well as retaining the building’s form as a whole.

Working with the structural planes I have used a subtle variation of tones on the back two classrooms with the green, blue-greys Resene Hermitage and Resene Inside Back receding slightly, and using a more complex advancing but inviting colour of Resene Falcon on the front classroom. I chose these colours to work harmoniously together so as not to overcomplicate the design.

Blue school exterior

The building is to be used for PE and health, so the colours are fresh, inspirational and contemporary to complement the multicultural, co-education and artistic nature of this school’s pupils, as well as enhancing its buildings.

Purple and blue school exterior

The colour scheme has also been used on the adjoining gym, and one of the main buildings at the front of the school. It will eventually be painted on the other buildings too.

Purple school exterior

The roof, guttering and joinery are New Denim Blue. The Nu-Wall aluminium panel at the front is in Resene Titania, as are the eaves and posts. The front classroom’s titan board cladding is painted in Resene Falcon. The second middle classroom is painted in Resene Hermitage. The third classroom is painted in Resene Inside Back, which wraps around the back and is the main colour for the gym and large classroom block, where I have reintroduced Resene Falcon as the accent colour. The baseboard stain is Resene Bleached Cedar.

Purple and blue school walkway

This was a special project as the architect, Kelvin Grant, had passed away, and this building represented his final work.

Colours used: Resene Bleached Cedar, Resene Falcon, Resene Hermitage, Resene Inside Back, Resene Titania.

Products used: Resene Lumbersider, Resene Waterborne Woodsman, Resene Enamacryl.

Architectural Specifier: Grant Group Architects with Esveld Architects
Building Contractor: Bindon Construction
Colour Selection: Fiona Small, Sienna Design
Interior Designer: Fiona Small, Sienna Design
Painting Contractor: JR Webb Ltd
Photographer: Fiona Small

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