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Pyes Pa, Tauranga

The project

Our architectural team and supporting disciplines have planned and designed the latest school premises for the very successful Academic Colleges Group (ACG).

The project consists of a primary school with 14 classrooms and associated resource/utility spaces. As the first stage in a multi-staged development, the spaces have a modular design with flexibility in mind to enable them to adapt to the emerging elements around them.

This has also included master planning to ensure each stage works in well with site design and access to future buildings and outdoor spaces.

The new school will have gone from planning and design at the beginning of 2014 through to completion of the primary school classes by year’s end. The first showroom classes will be ready in November for prospective students and employees to view.

The team involved have overcome challenging time constraints on the project to get design documentation and engineering requirements for the condensed project timeline.

The project has also encountered several issues with long lead times on major components of the construction such as concrete precast panels which had to be accommodated for to complete the project within the required timeline.

The design

Developed on a greenfield site close to residential development ‘The Lakes’, the primary school and playing fields (stage one) will be operational for the 2015 school year.

Stage two is due for completion in term two of 2015 and includes the development of a gymnasium and early childhood facilities.

Further stages in planning include a high school, administration areas, performing arts centre and library facilities that will cater for around 700 total students.

As the first stage in a multi-staged development the spaces have a modular design with flexibility in mind to enable them to adapt to the emerging elements around them. This has also included master planning to ensure each stage works in well with site design and access to future buildings and outdoor spaces.

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Key details

Project

Project
ACG School Tauranga
Client
Academic Colleges Group
Location
Pyes Pa, Tauranga
Cost
Undisclosed
Completion
Primary – January 2015, ECC Facility & Gym – July 2015
Sector
Education

Project team

Project Architects
Maria Ouzounova
Richard Elliott
Charlotte Rose
Design Rendering
Ihab Kalache

Disciplines

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