Freemans Bay Primary School
2740sqm (New Buildings) sqm
Freemans Bay, Auckland
2019 World Architecture Festival Award, Finalist - School
2019 World Architecture Festival Award, Colour Prize Finalist
2019 Interior Awards - Civic
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
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.