Clearview Primary School

Clearview Primary School incorporates single storey buildings & landscaping to blend in with its surroundings


  • Christchurch, New Zealand


  • Ministry of Education

Project Status

  • Completed 2010


  • 2010 NZIA Canterbury Branch Award – Public Architecture
  • 2010 Resene Colour Award 
This is a fresh reinterpretation of a Canterbury Plains School. It caters for years 1-8 with masterplanning for future expansion as the new town grows around it. It consists of a cluster of school buildings, sheltered outdoor courtyards and tree lined walkways flowing around the site that link the buildings with the fields. Strong low-pitched roof forms with generous overhangs, carefully placed glazing and cross-ventilation all reinforce the sustainability and energy efficiency of the complex.
NZIA Panel 2010