Freemans Bay Primary School


2740 (New Buildings) sqm

Freemans Bay, Auckland

Primary propinquity

The existing site is situated along Wellington Street and Hepburn Street, in one of Auckland’s earliest settled areas, Freemans Bay. The site is in close proximity to vibrant city suburbs and newly developed city precincts.

Freemans Bay School is designed to create a fresh new centre of modern learning which looks to the future whilst encouraging close ties with the community. It provides advanced ‘innovative learning environments’ (80-90 pupils per 'classroom' in open-plan spaces), offering a variety of well-connected learning spaces augmented by the use of new building materials and technologies. Flexible teaching spaces allow for a variety of pedagogical practice, as well as a multitude of disciplines.


2023 Property Industry Awards - Excellence Education

2019 World Architecture Festival Award, Finalist - School

2019 World Architecture Festival Award, Colour Prize Finalist

2019 Interior Awards - Civic

2023 Property Industry Awards - Excellence Education

2019 Property Industry Awards - Best in Category Education

2019 Learning Environments Australasia awards, Commendation

2019 NZIA Auckland Award - Education Category

2018 Learning Environments New Zealand awards, Commendation

2018 Resene Total Colour Awards Winner - Colour Master Nightingale Award

2018 Resene Total Colour Awards Winner - Education-Primary

2018 Architizer A+ Awards, Finalist - Architecture + Community