A space that would become integral to school life, within the heart of the school.
Freeman’s Bay Primary School constructed a new classroom block to replace an existing block which was still in use within the area. The School Board of Trustees approached Boffa Miskell to look at an area that would become a courtyard in the heart of the school.
We worked closely with the Board of Trustees and the staff to develop a concept that met the needs of the school; a large deck for multiple uses (including outdoor assembly and sitting during the lunchtime eating period), space to play, a sandpit, and planter boxes which would be planted by the children.
When we had completed the concept we developed a staging proposal to implement the works over time due to the limited budget. As the area was opened up the Principal and Board recognised the importance of the space and managed their budgets to allow the development of the area.
Concept development, developed and detail design and site observation of implementation.
|Client||Freeman’ Bay Primary School Board of Trustees|
|Project team||Sarah Collins|
|Project date||2011 - 2012|
|Awards||Distinction Award – Landscape Design – Commercial / Industrial / Institutional|
NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Awards, 2013