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Architectus Sports Complex For Auck. Grammar


August 8, 2004


Auckland Grammar School continues its tradition of fostering sporting excellence with the appointment of leading architectural firm, Architectus to design a new sports complex adjacent to the School's main rugby field.

The 1,040 square metre complex will supplement the School's existing sports facilities which include three separate grassed playing fields, all weather surface tennis courts, cricket nets and a heated swimming pool.

The estimated NZ $6.2 million complex is currently in the preliminary planning stages with construction to begin next year. Proposed features of the complex include a large multi-purpose gym and associated changing and teaching spaces. It is envisaged that the project will also include the redevelopment of the existing cricket pavilion.

The sports complex is Architectus' third commission at the well known boys' school. Past projects include a three-level teaching block enclosing a new courtyard and an equally eye-catching and award winning technology and IT centre.

Architectus Director Malcolm Bowes said, "We are pleased to be able to continue our relationship with Auckland Grammar and be part of its future sporting success".

"Designing facilities for the school is a delightful challenge of balancing modern day educational requirements with aesthetics that complement the beauty of the campus' original building."

Founded in 1869, the 15.2 hectare campus of Auckland Grammar revolves around the original teaching facility, a magnificent Spanish Mission style building. Classified 'A' under the Historic Places the two storey building comprises an imposing hall, 23 classrooms, administration areas, staff common room, office and work rooms.


About Architectus Architectus brings together the experience of more than 160 leading architects, urban designers and planners with offices in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Shanghai and Sydney.

An award winning practice, Architectus is built on a platform of complementary skills and shared design philosophies that enable the practice to consistently deliver intelligent and creative design solutions, notable for their simplicity and performance. Projects have the benefit of inspirational design and strategic thinking from the combined talents of some of the most skilled professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

With a strong track record in the core areas of architecture, interiors, urban design and planning, Architectus has specialist expertise in education, public and civic buildings, commercial, industrial, residential, aviation and transport, sustainable design, retail and hotels.

Signature projects include Population Health Complex, University of Auckland; Engineering and Science Research Building, University of Auckland; St. Peters College, Technology Building, Auckland; Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne; Qantas Flight Training Facility, Melbourne; Central Sydney Plan, Sydney and Olympic Hotel, Sydney.


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