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Waikato Management School

  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment
  • Waikato Management School - Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment

"Design overhaul achieves modern learning environment"

Transforming a busy student thoroughfare into a place of congregation was a challenge the Chow:Hill team met when repurposing Waikato Management School’s main foyer and courtyard

Once a place of transience for staff and students walking to and from lectures, Waikato Management School’s Level 1 Entrance and adjacent courtyard has become an environment that encourages social interaction. The school’s upgraded main entranceway is now an inviting, natural light-filled space, with comfortable seating, workspaces, and charging capabilities. Greater connection with the outdoor courtyard has been achieved through the installation of frameless glass, giving users a clear view of an overhauled external space that features cedar trellises and native planting. Nature also infuses the internal aesthetic, where American white oak panelling is contrasted with acoustic timber panelling. Level 1 tutorial rooms, at the rear of the building, now offer a more agile and modern learning environment, with flexible desk configurations and greater use of technology to connect external participants. Delivered in collaboration with Designwell, the modernised Waikato Management School caters for multiple pedagogies, while providing users with an inviting space upon which to engage.

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