Photographer: Dennis Radermacher - Lightforge. Dulux Colour Awards 2020 Finalist - Commercial and Multi Residential Exterior
Location: Ohope, New Zealand
Colour: Duratec Intensity Sunshine Gloss, Duratec Intensity Leaf, Duratec Intensity Flame, Duratec Eternity Metropolis Electric Cow Kinetic, Duratec Eternity Warm White Pearl Kinetic.
Components Coated: Windows, aluminium joinery, entry gate and stair screen
Date Completed: October 2018
Architect: Ignite Architects
Ohope Beach School, situated east of Whakatāne in New Zealand has used pops of colour across a variety of surfaces throughout the school.
To create a playful feel upon entering, poles, bay windows, frames, and aluminium joinery all share the bright blue, red, yellow, and green powder coat colours.
Colours are used to portray the surrounding environment and tell the stories of the land. Each colour has significant meaning and is taken from the primary colours found in the school’s logo. Blue represents the school’s proximity to the ocean, red and green represent New Zealand’s native pōhutukawa tree, and yellow represents the sand found on Ōhope’s coastline.
The school is built in an exposed position in the valley with prevailing winds and sea spray from the coast. The Dulux Duratec range was chosen due to its high-performance colour retention and gloss specifications and ensures a durable and easy to maintain building.