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Media Design School


Each floor level represents traditional colours used in graphics on the packaging of a bundle of fireworks.

Located at 92 Albert Street, Auckland – levels 16 through 20 – Media Design School occupies a total of 4000sqm connected not only by lifts but two sweeping internal spiral stair cases.

Media design school - reception

The school provides leading design courses and produces outstanding professionals for the creative industries. As design professionals themselves, Media Design School was a unique client to work with. Receptive to bold application of an inspired Resene colour palette and willing to push boundaries with a dynamic use of floor coverings to the reception wall.

Media Design School - painted murals
Colourful study room

At Spaceworks we pride ourselves on delivering a clients brand promise in 3D. The design of a space is informed not only by that brand's unique 2D communications, but by the culture of the people that use it; design development begins with research of the company we are building the space for.

Red and pink library
White and purple sitting area

Spaceworks' single unifying idea for the Resene colour scheme was an inspirational idea born out of Media Design Schools brand essence 'ignite creativity'. The concept – each floor level represents traditional colours used in graphics on the packaging of a bundle of fireworks. The core of the building is painted Resene Nero referencing the gunpowder element at the centre of a firework. A play on the idea that the students are fireworks and Media Design School is the platform from which they are launched.

Media Design School - painted murals 2
Media Design School - painted murals 3
Media Design School - painted murals 4
Media Design School - colourful floors
Blue and black painted walls
Purple entryway
Yellow hallway

Colours used: (various floors) Resene Alabaster, Resene Cloudy, Resene Masala, Resene Nero, Resene Reservoir, Resene Sidecar, (level 15) Resene Caramel, Resene Pizazz, Resene Whizz Bang, (level 16) Resene Bombshell, Resene Cabaret, Resene Devoted, Resene Digital Green, Resene Geronimo, Resene Hopbush, Resene Petite Orchid, (level 17) Resene Lilac Bush, Resene Prelude, (level 18) Resene Bahama Blue, Resene Wet N Wild, (level 19) Resene Bird Flower, Resene Paris Daisy, Resene Pipi, Resene Wazzup, (level 20) Resene Area 51, Resene Kombi, Resene Limerick.

Products used: Resene FilmPro Digital Green, Resene Zylone Sheen.

Colour Selection and Interior Designer: Spaceworks Design Group
Building Contractor: Plum Construction
Painting Contractor: Andrews and Mason Ltd
Photographer: Grant Southam, Campbell Photography
Other Key Contributors: Reilly Good Electrical, Argus Fire Protection, Morrow Cabinetry, AHI Carrier
Project: Resene Total Colour Awards 2011

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