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Project Tag: Educational

Muritai School Entrance

A new secondary entrance way to the school was created from the seaward side of the school, incorporating sea-themed, native coastal plant species and locally sourced materials in the paving. Spotty Dog Mosaics oversaw the mosaic work, aided by the schoolchildren.

Wilton Montessori

A massive fundraising effort by parent and staff made this wonderful outdoor play space possible. A range of custom-built and modular play structures were designed to encourage creative play – a rustic, naturalistic series of sandpits flow through the playground which includes creative features such as an outdoor blackboard, playhut,  murals and a wet play ?creek?. The lookout…
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Porirua Police College

This walkway and the associated sitting areas are an ongoing project to create attractive and relaxing areas along the existing lakeside and stream gully. Stage 1, the walkway, is now completed. This is a memorial walk to commemorate police officers who have been killed in active service. Sitting areas provide a range of semi-private spaces for contemplation and grieving etc,…
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Sefton School

This small but extraordinary school, inspired by a wonderfully enthusiastic band of teachers, parents and students, wanted to embrace the  broader concept of  the ?outdoor classroom?. The brief was to include everything from an outdoor ?room? for classes to a small paddock for pet lambs and even chickens! Vege gardens, a large orchard, worm farm…
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Boulcott School

The concept of ?Enviroschools? was the driving force behind the design of the school grounds here. The Enviroschool programme ? encouraging students to become involved in the development of the school environment and embrace the concepts of recycling, sustainability and ecological principles ? had been adopted by the school and they wanted the entire design…
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Rudolf Steiner School

This school has a rather barren expanse of asphalt for playing courts which dominates the main playground area and creates a fairly inhospitable entrance to the school. There is also a lack of variety in the spaces available for different activities and creative play, and a lack of shade for the students. The design maintains the…
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