The Green School campus in New Zealand showcases a relatively new material, Mehler Texnologies’ Lodge de Luxe membrane, a fabric often used for safari lodges. The Green School is a collaborative design developed by international and local designers, architects and engineers, according to a recent Mehler announcement.
The structures were designed from the most organic materials available with a goal of sustainably while providing students with an inspirational shelter nestled in a serene nature setting.
Curved shapes are predominant in the architecture to create a distinct atmosphere. These shapes differ from common classrooms, and the learning pods and adjacent areas are built with the lightest of the available materials and surrounded by native plants.
Project: Green School, New Zealand.
Application description: Waterproof outer skin to wooden frame and shell provides green aesthetic to the building, allowing it to blend into the environment.
Fabricator: Fabric Structures
Architect/Designer: Boon Architects
Engineer: Nagel Consultants Ltd
Fabric: Valmex Lodge De Luxe, Pepper
Size: 650LM – approx. 500m² / pod