With a rapidly expanding roll, Hornby High School was in desperate need of a complete knock-down and rebuild of its outdated facilities.
Working with the Ministry of Education and Hornby High’s Senior Leadership Team, S&T master-planned almost an entirely new school, with room to add on in the future.
The teams worked together to design new administration and specialist spaces along with three learning bases (Kahui), each joined by a ‘learning street’. The school needed spaces to suit their new modern curriculum and S&T created a simple exterior form that provided a purposeful range of spaces.
In addition to functioning well for learners, the buildings are far more efficient and liveable than the dated structures they replaced. With insulated roofing panels, an innovative underfloor heating system and double glazing, the school is now a warmer, drier and quieter place to be.
Early in 2023, S&T were invited back to design and document the fourth Kahui and are very excited to work with the school and community again.
COMMENDATION - Learning Environments
New Zealand (LENZ) 2020 Awards