Originally the wings on the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) were going to have timber inserts against a black framework. However when our design team thought this through, with all the engraving required, they felt that with children kicking balls around the COLA, the smaller timber parts would be easily damaged. We suggested the idea of rusted steel which would be more long lasting and still give the same effect. The Principal agreed this was a better option.
With the shade sails, the poles are extra tall to give the feel of a ship’s sails. The COLA structure has flared wings on each column with rusted cortan steel with Koru School’s values engraved. It gives a real tribal look to the canopy. Additional lighting was also included in the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) installation.
These structures are a real asset to the school and thoroughly embrace and enhance the school’s ethos – “Koru School is an exciting learning environment where our values are part of our culture, our way of being, our way of learning. Our learning spaces are collaborative, vibrant, engaging with a focus on student achievement and helping each student be the best that they can be.”