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School design in New Zealand embraces sustainability

September 21st, 2020 / By: / Case Studies

The Green School was designed from the most organic materials available.

The Green School campus in New Zealand showcases a relatively new material, Mehler Texnologies’ Lodge de Luxe membrane, a fabric often used for safari lodges. The Green School is a collaborative design developed by international and local designers, architects and engineers, according to a recent Mehler announcement.

The structures were designed from the most organic materials available with a goal of sustainably while providing students with an inspirational shelter nestled in a serene nature setting. 

Curved shapes are predominant in the architecture to create a distinct atmosphere. These shapes differ from common classrooms, and the learning pods and adjacent areas are built with the lightest of the available materials and surrounded by native plants. 

The curved shapes of the Green School differ from the common classrooms that children are used to.

Project details

Project: Green School, New Zealand.

Application description: Waterproof outer skin to wooden frame and shell provides green aesthetic to the building, allowing it to blend into the environment.

Fabricator: Fabric Structures

Architect/Designer: Boon Architects

Engineer: Nagel Consultants Ltd

Fabric: Valmex Lodge De Luxe, Pepper

Size: 650LM – approx. 500m² / pod

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