2020 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
Thorndon School skillfully gleans every bit of space from an irregular and tight urban site. Stepping down from the main entry, the courtyard gathers the buildings, students, and teachers into a connected learning village. Flexible and interactive forms of modern learning environments spill into the outdoor spaces. The architecture helps create and express a sense of community. The successful engagement with mana whenua and the prioritisation of children’s experiences is evident in the sophisticated exterior and playful interior.