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  7. Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

  • 15:00 - 1 February, 2016
Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)
Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre  / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA), Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects
Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects

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  • CASA Design Team

    Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Evan Crighton
  • Structural Engineers

    Sullivan Hall
  • Lighting consultant

    Impact Lighting
  • Main contractor

    Miro
  • Landscape contractor

    Jill Rice
  • Total cost

    NZ $1.5 million
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Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects

Text description provided by the architects. Hobsonville Point has recently acquired a new Primary School, and selected the North Auckland Kindergarten Association (NAKA) to build, establish and operate an early childhood service on the site of the Primary School.

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Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects

CASA were appointed to design the new centre for NAKA.

The concept for this centre came from analysis of the winning organisation, in particular its core values of Sustainability, Excellence and Aspiration.

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Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects

We expressed these as three whares housing the primary functions of the building. By rotating each whare and overlaying them, we formed a village, with a central ‘piazza’ at its heart.

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Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

All classrooms flow onto this central space, as does the kitchen, creating a real social heart to the building and representing the organisations primary value – Hauora (health/wellbeing).

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Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects

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Cite: "Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)" 01 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781273/hobsonville-point-early-learning-centre-collingridge-and-smith-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884