Gaia Preschool, South Auckland
Nestled amongst native New Zealand bush, this leaf shaped Early Learning Centre aims to foster the connection between children and the earth. The centre will operate around a Gaia (earth) focused philosophy, and the environment and building plays a vital role in ensuring this philosophy.
To ensure the design of the building reflects this philosophy, a biophilic form has been adopted, but more importantly, the building features sustainable building technology to ensure children are in a healthy environment that is connected to nature.
Facts + Figures
Client: Chrysalis Group
Location: South Auckland, New Zealand
Construction cost: TBC
Area: Approximately 800m²
Programme: Expected Completion 2020