Potter Interior Systems proudly supplied a range of quality products and proven solutions to the Western Springs College – Ngā Puna O Waiōrea Redevelopment.
The project is New Zealand’s largest ever public school rebuild and deservedly won Jasmax the 2020 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award for the Education category.
The campus is centred around The Ken Havill Learning Centre (named after a former principal) which is organised around a three-story atrium, that features open-plan learning areas linking to enclosed spaces such as meeting pods, presentation rooms, resource and teacher work spaces. The building now houses 80% of all teaching and learning activities under the one roof.
The school is designed to encourage new methods of individual and group-based learning. With screens, whiteboards and furniture all mobile and learning spaces of different size or arrangements able to be configured as needed. Potter Interior Systems supplied 50 Unity whiteboards; a modern adaption on a mobile whiteboard that is far more robust and sleek than traditional in varying bright colours to suit.
Acoustic experts, WSP Opus were involved with the acoustic considerations, as these were a key design concern with the open plan learning spaces, and large levels of students in one space.
Ceiling panels can play a large role in treating the acoustics, with three various panels selected for sound optimisation of specific spaces and how they are used by students. The three panels from the AMF range are the AMF Thermatex Acoustic, AMF Thermatex Alpha HD35 and AMF Thermatex Thermofon and used extensively throughout including in the high open atrium space, and gym areas. The AMF range have the same white fleece facing to ensure consistency across the project that enable each area to be acoustically treated optimally within the Rondo Donn suspended grid.
All of our AMF Thermatex Acoustic Range carries the Declare label and are Red List free giving confidence that these products are non-toxic and safe and maintain GreenTag’s GreenRate Level A certification. Level A products achieve a ‘Sustainability factor’ of 100% in the Green Star® rating tools’ sustainable products credits ensuring healthy and ethically sourced products are used.
Potter Interior Systems pride ourselves in providing quality products and solutions for your educational and commercial projects no matter how large or small. Get in contact today with our specification team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Architect: Jasmax Design
Ceiling installer: Shore Ceilings
Acoustic Engineer: WSP Opus
Photography : Dennis Radermacher
AMF Thermatex Acoustic
AMF Thermatex Alpha HD35
AMF Thermatex Thermofon
Unity Mobile Whiteboards
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