Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre / Collingridge and Smith Architects

Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre / 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
  • City:Auckland
  • Country:New Zealand
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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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Collingridge and Smith Architects 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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Address:18 De Havilland Dr, Goodwood Heights, Auckland 2105, New Zealand

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

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