Otumoetai Intermediate B Block Innovative Learning Environment
Otumoetai Intermediate B Block was an existing 2 classroom block with central bagbay and a special needs washroom that was no longer required. The block was modified with an additional 2 teaching spaces created. New breakout spaces for small group work or concentrated learning time were added and created in the existing bag bay. A central teacher workroom serves all 4 teaching spaces and teaching spaces are linked with each other and to the outdoors.
Construction was conventional timber frame. Due to budget constraints as much of the existing structure as possible was attempted to be retained. Exterior cladding is timber weatherboard, roof in colorsteel. Interior modifications involved modifications mentioned as well as improved lighting, heating, ventilation etc.