Can sustainable energy systems enhance a learning environment?
Kimi Ora School caters for the wider Wellington region including the Kapiti Coast and Hutt Valley. The school identified the need for a new facility. Sustainable energy systems and a Green Star rating were high on their list of requirements.
To meet their objectives, the landscape design included: environmentally sustainable design features to recover rainwater for grey water and irrigation use, and to treat car park stormwater; the use of local hard and soft landscape materials; appropriate planting for a school specifically designed to meet the special needs of its pupils; and features to provide a healthy learning environment.
Boffa Miskell’s input was primarily in detailing exterior planting as well as working with the project architects to develop outdoor teaching and learning environments. General planting, vegetable (teaching) garden, orchard and car park rain garden were included.
Awarded 5 Green Star NZ – Education 2009 Design Certified Rating.
|Client||Kimi Ora School, Ministry of Education|
|Project team||Steve Dunn|
Bell Kelly Beaumont, Team Architects, Spencer Holmes, Maycroft Construction, Hayes Landscaping, Arrow International and Norman Disney & Young
|Project date||2008 - 2011|