Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Ngati Kahungunu O Te Wairoa
Wairoa, East Coast, New Zealand
2015 World Architecture Festival Finalist: Schools - Completed Buildings Category
2016 NZIA Gisborne Hawkes Bay Architecture Award - Education Category
2016 NZIA Resene Colour Award
2016 Resene Total Colour Awards Colour Maestro - Education
This Kura creates a fresh new centre of modern learning that looks to the future, while maintaining strong links with the past, and reflects Wairoa’s unique culture, history and landscape. The new building provides advanced ‘modern learning environments’ (50-60 pupils per classroom in open plan learning spaces) with a variety of well-connected learning spaces through the use of new building materials & technologies. It provides flexible teaching spaces to allow for a variety of teaching pedagogical practice, and specialist teaching spaces with technology & equipment suitable for a multitude of subjects & disciplines, spaces which can be utilised by both the school and the community alike.