Mount Albert Grammar School
A new Performing Arts & Convention Centre has been designed as a ‘shared’ building to serve the needs of both the school and the community. The expansion and modernisation of the school hall sees the sympathetic integration of contemporary structures to create a fully flexible multi-purpose space.
"Tradition and Change" - A new feature entry to the building marks a new age for the school by referencing both the past and future through contemporary design elements. A glass enclosure houses the front entry lobby and provides a light filled space which extends into the main auditorium. The hall, with its heritage features will be preserved, while carefully expanded to provide for performances, events and functions. The centre offers flexibility and adaptability to rearrange orientation to suit varying occasions.
The restoration ensures the traditions and culture of the school are preserved while the contemporary extensions celebrate the change and future direction of these traditions.