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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre in Auckland, New Zealand by Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

 
February 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Hobsonville Point has recently acquired a new Primary School, and selected the North Auckland Kindergarten Association (NAKA) to build, establish and operate an early childhood service on the site of the Primary School.

CASA were appointed to design the new centre for NAKA.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

  • Architects: Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)
  • Project: Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre
  • Location: Hobsonville Point, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis
  • Client: North Auckland Kindergarten Association
  • CASA Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Evan Crighton
  • Structural Engineers: Sullivan Hall
  • Lighting consultant: Impact Lighting
  • Main contractor: Miro
  • Landscape contractor: Jill Rice
  • CASA Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Evan Crighton
  • Gross external area: 450m²
  • Total cost: NZ $1.5 million
  • Completed: October 2015

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

The concept for this centre came from analysis of the winning organisation, in particular its core values of Sustainability, Excellence and Aspiration. We expressed these as three whares housing the primary functions of the building. By rotating each whare and overlaying them, we formed a village, with a central ‘piazza’ at its heart. All classrooms flow onto this central space, as does the kitchen, creating a real social heart to the building and representing the organisations primary value – Hauora (health/wellbeing).

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Environmental Credentials

  • Large water storage tank underground for supplying irrigation for playground
  • IEQ – All Floor, wall and ceiling coverings were all environmentally certified resulting in best possible internal air quality.
  • Specified plasterboard is environmentally certified
  • Specified paint finishes are environmentally certified and low VOC
  • Specified sheet timber products are FSC certified and low VOC
  • Specified Carpet and vinyl floor finishes both low VOC and environmentally certified
  • Specified adhesives and sealants low VOC / environmentally certified
  • Specified 4 – 6 star WELS rated tapware, 4 star WELS rated WCs and 3 star WELS rated shower all minimise potable water usage
  • Flow to sewer reduced due to high rated water appliances
  • Natural daylighting – The building has been designed for maximise natural daylighting. Daylight factor is well over 2.5 at all times of year.
  • Great indoor / outdoor flow with classrooms experiencing over 80% visual connectivity to outside from each room
  • The artificial lighting is provided by energy efficient LED bulbs in pendants approx 80% more efficient than incandescent. Lighting zones are under 100m² and easily switched. Main kill switch at reception
  • 4 x 3m 3 panel openable low-e coated glazed sliding doors provide natural ventilation approx 6x that of building code minimum
  • Design oriented for solar gain in winter. Natural ventilation, shading and thermal mass cools building naturally in summer
  • The building is fully accessible to wheelchair and ambulant disabled users – flush thresholds on all doors and accessible reception desk and WC provided. Kitchen, laundry and all other staff facilities all fully accessible.
Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. (CASA)

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