Blueprint is a private training establishment delivering flexible, tailored mental health training. Clients come from around the country to Blueprint’s Wellington centre for bespoke training sessions.
To gain the most from the modest budget, the design carefully worked around existing building elements and services. The offices and teaching spaces needed to provide flexible learning and meeting areas to suit a variety of training and teaching models.
Funding for the project was extremely tight, requiring rigorous budget control throughout.
The fitout emphasised the importance of breakout spaces and common areas in training and learning environments. Such spaces provide opportunities for sharing ideas, connecting with other people and are an important adjunct to the formal teaching spaces.
At Blueprint, the breakout spaces are light, generous and provide a variety of areas for meeting, talking and interacting. Bold use of colour and texture have high impact in these spaces.
Strategic lighting design and joinery installations are used in the central corridor to anchor the space and provide legibility to the circulation routes.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
We bring the knowledge of urban context to architectural projects. Providing our clients with consultation design and facilitation skills that ensure their projects fit into the city fabric.
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