National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Rolleston College

Entrant

Hawkins

Project Partners

Hawkins  (Construction Company), ASC Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

HRL Morrison

Rolleston College, which opened in Term 1 2017, is the first secondary school in Rolleston built on a 6.4 hectare ‘greenfield’ site. The building has been staged to accommodate roll growth in the Rolleston Secondary School catchment, one of the fastest growing communities in New Zealand. The state of the art facility was designed to achieve a 5 Greenstar built rating and supports learning that emphasises community, collaboration and connectivity in all aspects of school life.

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This new secondary school wraps around a sheltering internal courtyard, creating a sense of place on the greenfields site. The design embraces collaborative learning in an open environment. The development also includes facilities such as a gymnasium and theatre, which are open to the wider community. This allows the community to benefit from and engage with the school. The project was delivered under a “design, construct and maintain” contract, where maximum value had to be provided within a fixed budget. This has been impressively achieved.

 

National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Ara Institute of Canterbury - Kahukura Building

Entrant

Hawkins 

Project Partners

Jasmax (Architect/Designer), Hawkins (Construction Company)

Owned by

Ara Institute of Canterbury

The Ara Institute of Canterbury - Kahukura Building project was a new 6,500m2, 3 storey (Engineering and Architectural Studies) Building for Ara Institute. The building is named after the Maori word for a chief's cloak and the facility's design was based on a kahukura. The facade colour and patterning represents an abstracted feathered cloak and the timber lining is also routed on the inside to echo the woven inner flax strands.

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National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Unitec Student Hub | Te Puna

Entrant

ASC Architects

Project Partners

Structus (Engineer), Ebert Construction Limited (Construction Company), RDT Pacific (Project Manager), ASC Architects (Architect/Designer), WSP | OPUS (Engineer)

Owned by

Wairaka Land Co Limited

The Unitec Student Hub is focussed on the student experience. The building is designed to enhance the social learning aspect of education at Unitec, making the campus a more attractive place for students to spend time (the ‘sticky campus’ model). The result is a unique space with a strong sense of place.

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National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Rototuna High Schools

Entrant

Arrow International (NZ) Limited

Project Partners

New Zealand Consulting Engineers Limited (Engineer), Jasmax (Architect/Designer), Maltbys Limited (Quantity Surveyor), Opus International Consultants (Engineer), Aurecon (Engineer), Arrow International (NZ) Limited (Construction Company)

Owned by

Ministry of Education

Rototuna High Schools demonstrates just how fast a well-managed collaborative team can move on a $68M build when you are doing the design and construction simultaneously. The project team had a full, operational junior school in just over a year. Through superlative collaboration and coordination, time and cost overruns were mitigated by a number of innovations and techniques.

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National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Haeata Community Campus

Entrant

Hawkins 

Project Partners

Hawkins (Construction Company), ASC Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

HRL Morrison

The Haeata Community Campus' design of this new 11,000m2 school centres around a hub called ‘He Kakano’ (the seed pod) and responds to the desire for the school to be the centre of the community but also to be integrated with it. The school is seen as a village, inspiring pride and confidence in the community and public education. The campus was designed to achieve a 5 Greenstar built rating, to provide good lighting, acoustics and ventilation and to meet a high standard of technology.

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National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Toi Ohomai - Te Ara o Mauao

Entrant

Chow:Hill

Project Partners

Chow:Hill (Architect/Designer), Marra Construction (Construction Company), Greenstone Group (Project Manager)

Owned by

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

The Te Ara o Mauao Facility and adjacent landscape is designed as part of a wider Creative Arts and Applied Technology Precinct. The concept of a collaborative urban laneway has underpinned the design of both interior spaces and building form. It is defined as a significant ‘transitional’ building for Toi Ohomai, moving the organisation from silo’d (prefab) classrooms towards a modern project based learning environment.

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National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Rakahuri – New Build

Entrant

Naylor Love Construction

Project Partners

Rangiora High School (Owner Representative), Jasmax (Architect/Designer), The Building Intelligence Group (Project Manager), Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Ministry of Education

This building has been called Rakahuri, the Maori name for the nearby Ashley River, and is intended to support the school’s move to a Flexible Learning Environment (FLE). During construction, the school maintained all functionality, despite the building dividing the campus in half and being in the hub of the school. Staff and students are enjoying being in the new facility, which is living up to all the expectations of its design.

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National Category Winner: Construction Marketing Services Education Award

Project: Mother Bernard Towers Science Centre at St Mary's College

Entrant

RCG Limited

Project Partners

RCC Education Limited (Construction Company), RCG Limited (Architect/Designer)

The creation of the Mother Bernard Towers Science Centre began with St Mary's College identifying an urgent need for further science teaching spaces. The new 1700m2 Science faculty has its own distinctive character and is an enlivening contribution to the Colleges Architectural DNA, both in form and function.

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