New Shoots Early Childhood Centre

2021 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner

This project transforms marginal land into a holistic learning environment for preschoolers. Entry to the centre is via a timber bridge over a significant ecological landscape where planting will provide habitats for lizards and nesting birds, as well as learning opportunities for children. The buildings are arranged to create a courtyard and capture the sun, and full-height windows provide the children with views into the bush. Exposed CLT walls and ceilings further integrate the interior and exterior experience and enrich this nurturing environment.