Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility

Shaping Real-World Learning with Award-Winning Design

Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility
Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility
Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility
Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility

Project Credits

Client

Wintec

Date Completed

2014

Sector

Learning Environments

Awards

2015 NZIA Awards
// Waikato, Bay of Plenty
// Education

2015 NZIA Awards
// Resene Colour Award

2015 NZIA Awards
// Commercial Project
// Gold

2015 NZ Commercial Project Awards
// National Category
// Education

2015 Property Council NZ
// Education
// Award of Excellence

Project Lead

Jane Hill

Chow:Hill’s innovative design of Wintec’s Engineering & Trades Facility has changed the way the Waikato tertiary institution delivers its trades and engineering courses.

In 2011 Chow:Hill Architects was commissioned to undertake the master planning of Wintec’s new Rotokauri campus. The primary objectives were to create a strong campus identity, clear connectivity and a sense of place.  

The flagship development of the campus, located at the north end of Hamilton’s Mangaharakeke Drive (formerly Avalon Drive), is the Engineering and Trades Facility, a 5000m² multidisciplinary space for staff and students engaged in the teaching and learning of vocational trades.

The design brief for the two-storey building was to create a vibrant, flexible and contemporary real-world learning environment, enabling staff to implement a new learning model developed by Wintec in conjunction with industry.  

The innovative approach sees trade qualifications taught in a more collaborative and integrated way, one that encourages students to adopt a more hands-on approach to their learning. This pedagogy underpins Chow:Hill’s design and fit-out of the new facility.

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In response to Wintec’s integrated delivery model, Chow:Hill created a vibrant, flexible and contemporary real-world learning environment which includes a mix of formal studios, social breakout areas and practical learning workshops, a layout that enables students to mix theoretical learning with hands-on application.

Equipped for approximately 1,000 students studying vocational and professional fields including construction, plumbing, electrical and automotive engineering, along with civil, mechanical and electronic engineering, and architectural technology, Wintec’s Engineering and Trades Facility has received multiple awards for its educational design philosophy.

The external design of the sector-leading facility utilises Trespa cladding, chosen for its stability, durability and visual impact. This works in combination with the exposed trusses, a key feature of the landmark building. The robust material is also used internally, alongside the exposed services and structural systems of the building which have become an integral part of the overall student learning experience.

Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility

Project Overview

Client

Wintec

Status

2014

Chow:Hill’s innovative design of Wintec’s Engineering & Trades Facility has changed the way the Waikato tertiary institution delivers its trades and engineering courses.

In 2011 Chow:Hill Architects was commissioned to undertake the master planning of Wintec’s new Rotokauri campus. The primary objectives were to create a strong campus identity, clear connectivity and a sense of place.  

The flagship development of the campus, located at the north end of Hamilton’s Mangaharakeke Drive (formerly Avalon Drive), is the Engineering and Trades Facility, a 5000m² multidisciplinary space for staff and students engaged in the teaching and learning of vocational trades.

The design brief for the two-storey building was to create a vibrant, flexible and contemporary real-world learning environment, enabling staff to implement a new learning model developed by Wintec in conjunction with industry.  

The innovative approach sees trade qualifications taught in a more collaborative and integrated way, one that encourages students to adopt a more hands-on approach to their learning. This pedagogy underpins Chow:Hill’s design and fit-out of the new facility.

Read More
Collaborative co-design of a creative environment

In response to Wintec’s integrated delivery model, Chow:Hill created a vibrant, flexible and contemporary real-world learning environment which includes a mix of formal studios, social breakout areas and practical learning workshops, a layout that enables students to mix theoretical learning with hands-on application.

Equipped for approximately 1,000 students studying vocational and professional fields including construction, plumbing, electrical and automotive engineering, along with civil, mechanical and electronic engineering, and architectural technology, Wintec’s Engineering and Trades Facility has received multiple awards for its educational design philosophy.

The external design of the sector-leading facility utilises Trespa cladding, chosen for its stability, durability and visual impact. This works in combination with the exposed trusses, a key feature of the landmark building. The robust material is also used internally, alongside the exposed services and structural systems of the building which have become an integral part of the overall student learning experience.

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Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility

Project Credits

Client

Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Learning Environments

Awards

2015 NZIA Awards
// Waikato, Bay of Plenty
// Education

2015 NZIA Awards
// Resene Colour Award

2015 NZIA Awards
// Commercial Project
// Gold

2015 NZ Commercial Project Awards
// National Category
// Education

2015 Property Council NZ
// Education
// Award of Excellence

 

Project Lead

Jane Hill

Design Team

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