The Christ Church Grammar School project involved the demolition of 1980’s building fabric to provide additional teaching spaces and improve circulation within an important part of the school. Replacement of the existing buildings has provided much-needed floor space that includes dedicated rooms for music education and practice, for small groups and individual work.
The presence of the fine historic Christ Church, the original school and hall and the historic Manse establish a sensitive heritage context, to which the new architecture responds. The building is clad in autumn red zinc facing with grey zinc to the new exposed lift and access ramp. A basement area, with adjacent sunken garden courtyard, and the two upper levels have been designed as interlocking vertical teaching spaces on this prime corner. The buildings serves as an anchor for future development along Park Place.