2012 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Remarkables Primary School
An impressive and inspiring new state school has followed upon the Architect’s mature and confident ability to acknowledge but not be overawed by a truly remarkable setting. Strung like a necklace across the sloping site, the well-planned classrooms and supporting spaces offer views and access to Lake Wakatipu, while providing, on the sunken lee side, shelter from onshore winds. While connection and containment are concepts that have driven the design, community is the principle that has animated the whole project. A committed board has been closely involved in the creation of a clearly identifiable community place in an area not over-endowed with high-quality public architecture.