St Bede’s College, Christchurch
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Nov 06, 2020
Following the Canterbury earthquakes RMM have worked with St Bede’s College in the preparation of a landscape development plan and strategy. These both informed the wider master plan providing a long-term vision for the future of the College. The master planning process sought to unify the College grounds, existing/proposed buildings and facilities in a cohesive way to provide flexibility for future academic, cultural, social and sporting developments. The future landscape development of St Bede’s College was addressed including pedestrian and vehicular movement, boundary interfaces, courtyards, movement corridors, playing courts and fields. The landscape strategy also included material and plant palettes that will guide future planting and construction, resulting in a cohesive hard and soft landscape.

Driving the landscape response was an acknowledgment of the underlying character and history of St Bede’s, which was underrepresented in the existing landscape. The RMM vision presents the College with an opportunity to strengthen the expression of these factors across the campus. A strategy that strengthens and emphasizes the special character and vernacular, while looking to a future unity in the design of the College campus. The landscape development plan also identified several key projects to be undertaken in the short term, one of which was the landscape redevelopment of the boarding hostel. RMM have worked with the College on this.
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