Khandallah Primary School
Installation: Khandallah Primary School – Wellington
Specifier: McKenzie Higham Architects
Product: Verticals Plank – Various Colours
Innovative education environments are evolving in response to new thinking on teaching and learning. Not so long ago, the norm was teachers delivering knowledge to students in isolated classrooms. Now, the emphasis is on community and the power of collaboration made possible by shared spaces.
Khandallah school needed a much needed spruce up, and with that refurbishment, architectural elements to bring its dated teaching style into the 21st century – the brief was to consolidate as much of the learning under one roof and create flexible play and outdoor spaces on the one site. Today, Khandallah School is a ‘must see’ example of a 21st Century modern learning environment in Wellington. With the purpose of fostering a greater sense of connectedness, McKenzie Higham Architects built one new building to replace an outdated block of eight single-cell classrooms.
Teachers, parents, and students have welcomed the school as high quality, vibrant, robust, and accessible. It is a place that the children, teachers and the broader community identify with, and have adopted as a valuable local resource. This new building consists of corners and alcoves to give students a more comfortable and engaging environment to learn in.
Interface carpet tile was used throughout for multiple reasons;
Dyebatch mergeable vibrant tiles with excellent facility management benefits
Full 20 year performance guarantee
Solution dyed nylon ensuring great appearance retention and being asthma friendly.
Great value with true aesthetic beauty captured on the floorplate.
We would like to congratulate McKenzie Higham Architects on their cooperation with Interface Flooring and on this lovely project.