Location: Oakville, Ontario
Phase I of Sunningdale Public School renovation consisted of converting a typical wing of existing classrooms into a functional science room, music room and technology room. The original project consisted of an addition as well, but the project was phased because of the lengthy site plan approval process. Phase II of the project was subsequently completed in the fall of 2010. The interiors at Sunningdale were based on a module of approximately 1’x4’. The floor and ceiling pattern, mill work and wall decor reflect this theme. The floor pattern features blue strings of tiles arranged from smallest in the corner opposite the door to largest at the entrance to the classroom. The blue squares also help to accentuate classroom features such as shelving and hooks, tack boards and cabinets. The mill work is constructed from medium density fibreboard which is either covered in plastic laminate or varnished to show its natural finish. Blue was chosen for its role as a Sunningdale school colour to make the renovation fit in with the existing building, yet be an updated version. Blue is picked up throughout the interior also, highlighting the classroom doors, walls, floors and mill work. The addition of this vibrant colour helps to bring interest and movement to the interior for the young students who will make use of the new classrooms.
June 14, 2012