Tour E2 - Saint Kentigern College MacFarlan Centre

Contact Details

Tour Departs at 1.15pm

Saint Kenigern College

130 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga

Venue Overview

In December 2005 RTA Studio was successful in winning an architectural competition for the design of the new administration building for Saint Kentigern College.


The briefing process for the new building commenced in early 2006, however it soon became apparent that a number of wider campus issues including the reuse of existing campus buildings needed investigation before the brief could be finalised. RTA Studio was subsequently commissioned to prepare a Campus Concept Plan to be used as a guiding document for the development of the College through to 2020.


This project involves the construction of a new administration building for Saint Kentigern College accommodating campus reception, student services, Trust Board offices and staff facilities. The building has an L-shaped plan that provides a formal faade to the eastern ‘public’ entry side and enclosing an outdoor senior student plaza to the west.


The arrangement of the building seeks to facilitate efficient student and staff pedestrian flows through and around the campus, while separating the visitor entrance. The environmentally sustainable features of the building include extensive louvring of windows to reduce heat gain but allowing natural light, rainwater harvesting and re-use, and use of low embodied energy building materials from sustainable sources or with high recycled content.

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This page last updated: Tuesday 12 March 2013