ORAKEI PRIMARY SCHOOL
Auckland, New Zealand
This master planning project included the provision of new teaching spaces in a new block, the refurbishment of an existing block, general landscaping, and the creation of a temporary relocatable village.
The master plan also allows for progressive roll growth so that additional teaching spaces can be provided without creating major disruptions.
Redeveloping a fully functional school was identified as an issue and the design, consenting, and construction occurred over three stages to resolve that issue. To manage roll growth and student decanting, the first stage was the creation of a ‘relocatable village’, a cluster of long-term relocatable buildings centred on a covered outdoor learning space. This was followed by the construction of a new two-level, 6-teaching space block, which was followed by the upgrading of the existing Main Block.
Vehicular and pedestrian circulation across the site was reorganised to ensure that vehicles and students are safely separated.
Ignite worked with stakeholders to develop the approved plan. A new student ‘village’ was identified as a key requirement of the staging process. It incorporated a series of two-storey teaching blocks and additions to the existing main block.