2023 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Owairoa Primary School
The bold and playful exterior contains a calm and responsive learning environment, which clearly talks to the architect’s command of achieving balance across complex briefing requirements. Highly legible and straightforward planning strategies deliver a variety of learning spaces through a mix of focused, enclosed and communal environments. Skilled management of brief, budget and project execution results in a highly sustainable building that generates enough renewable energy to power the building and give back to the grid. Carefully navigating the specific needs of the Ministry of Education, the school, their whānau and wider community, this project talks to the value of strong collaborative client relationships.