Te Puna Kindergarten - Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
With traditional barn references and a strong focus on sustainability, this kindergarten features Abodo’s eco-timber cladding and decking.
Due to a major roading project the kindergarten needed to relocate, so have now rebuilt in a development with views out to Matakana and the Kaimai Ranges.
The design and materials of the build were all carefully considered by Designer Andrew Ward of Mod Architecture - providing a contrasting palette of natural textures for the early childhood centre.
Andrew carefully selected materials for their non-toxic, chemical free, low VOC, sustainability and end of life properties ensuring a building that is sustainable, safe and as chemical free as possible - choosing Abodo’s eco-timber for the kindergarten’s exterior Tundra Cladding and Vulcan Decking.
“The main activity area was designed to reference a traditional barn while the opposing mono pitch form depicts the same in an abstract fashion. The building has been specifically designed to incorporate a high level of sustainability and energy efficiency for cost effectiveness”, says Andrew.
“We are extremely excited to have a brand new purpose-built kindergarten. This was a large project with a lot of dedicated passionate people behind it. The efforts and dedication of our kindergarten families, fundraising committee, the community and local businesses has been extraordinary” says Head Teacher Paula Osborn.