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Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

  • 01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)
Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA), © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

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  • Structural Engineers

    McNaughton Consulting Engineers
  • M&E consultant

    Eco Designs Ltd.
  • Quantity surveyor

    Orion Projects
  • Lighting consultant

    Impact Lighting
  • Main contractor

    JoBrook Consulting
  • Selected subcontractors and suppliers

    Landscape design and build - Natural Habitats; Furniture - Adorn Range designed by architect and manufactured by Starex
  • Client

    Fantails
  • Contract duration

    8 months
  • Gross external area

    550m²
  • Total cost

    NZ $1.71 million including external works
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© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

Fantails, Silverdale

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

The site for Fantails is located in a prominent position at the centre of a new subdivision of Auckland.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

The client wanted the building to be a bold architectural statement, clearly standing out from the typical houses and commercial buildings around.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

The triangular plan and elevation of the building is abstracted from the form of the fantail, a native NZ bird with a striking fanned tail, after which the Childcare is named.

Site Plan
Site Plan

Viewed from the entrance, the striking roof form comes together to look like the fan of the fantail, whilst from each opposite corner, the form takes on a more nautical feel, looking like overlapping sails on a yacht, thereby recalling its location in the ‘city of sails’.


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Cite: "Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)" 24 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/460512/fantails-childcare-collingridge-and-smith-architects-casa/> ISSN 0719-8884

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