Green Island, Dunedin
Inspired by Okaihe, Green Island, an uninhabited island off the coast of Dunedin, with its top half covered by dense dark native forests. This new ECE has been designed for nearly 100 children including staff rooms, offices and a very spacious outdoor area. Planning and orientation was crucial in order to maximise sun paths and minimise noise from surrounding roads, as well as to prepare the neighbouring spaces for potential future developments. Internal spaces have been curated to fit multiple classrooms that have individual access to the large sunny outdoor playspace.
We are looking forward to next steps forward for this exciting project, alongside the team at Establish!