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We were both architect & engineer for a new state-of-the-art specialist school

This project was completed for the Mahinawa Board of Trustees. The school relocated to a brand new building located on the Mana College site overlooking Porirua Harbour.

Sustainable design principles were an integral part of the original brief and the project was awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating for its design categories.

Key features include:

  • Solar hot water heating
  • Natural ventilation strategy
  • Material selection containing low VOC and ODP levels
  • Timber from sustainable sources
  • Incorporation of environmental systems design (ESD) learning resources for students in the building and site landscaping.

The project was completed in May 2011.