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Waimea Kohanga Reo, Victory School

 

WAIMEA KOHANGA REO, VICTORIA SCHOOL

CLIENT: National kohanga reo | consultant ENGINEER: W R ANDREW ltd | COMPLETED: Jan 2007

This project involved the conversion of the original school hall into a Kohanga Reo.

From the beginning the project was treated as a special opportunity to embrace Maori traditions and legends within the building, allowing children to experience these aspects within the architecture.

The use of natural timbers in the ceiling, together with the colours used in the stained glass, on the floor and elsewhere in the room creates a warm, natural environment for the children.

Throughout the Kohanga Reo, colour and pattern have been used extensively to create a stimulating environment for children.

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