Prebbleton School in Prebbleton, Christchurch, is modernising their learning environment for their students. The new classroom block creates vibrant, versatile learning spaces for flexible learning and community and school events, while accommodating the school’s growing roll.
GHD provided a full suite of integrated design services on the new block, including planning, architecture, structural, building services, and civil engineering. An extension to the existing school, the new block will host 150 students in six class groups.
Different teaching environments are created through easy transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces, and a combination of break-out areas. Outdoor spaces are created through large covered balconies that enable outdoor teaching and play, and provide spaces for community recreation and sports events.
Recently opened, the new block has been well received by students, teachers, and parents. A fresh, modern contribution to the school, it has created a new architectural language, which Prebbleton School will continue throughout their campus, as they modernise their other buildings in the future.