Research Primary School
Collaboration with Kennedy Nolan Architects
Construction: Newpol and Living Colour Landscapes
Research Primary was a muddle of old buildings, where one could get lost, teachers couldn’t see children, and accessible access was an impossibility. The project demanded the wholesale rearrangement of the school, including the demolition of three old buildings, and excavation of ancient bedrock to create a coordinated, connected and accessible landscape for adventuresome play. More than 5,000 indigenous plants were planted including rare local butterfly attracting species (Bursaria Spinosa) named by a local currently with grandchildren at the school.