This Educational building typology is the most important in the country.
Nurture, love, and inspiration to be the best you are, follows.
If we are fortunate enough to be Tangata whenua, then the moment should start with an understanding of Te Reo and Tikanga, regardless of what tribe / Iwi you are affiliated with.
Planned with the entry to the east, and a central north facing Atea where Waiata and laughter are hand in hand under the generous covered all weather space.
The colours of the kohanga stem from a gentle calibration between Tane and Wahine. Duralite ghosting of the subfloor supports symbolism from the prophet Te Kooti which in turn allows for primary colors to be celebrated.
NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards 2021 - Education
Resene Colour Award 2021