Client: Secondary School
Services: Full Multi-disciplinary Service
A successful major capital funding bid lead by aed realised this School's ambition to demolish their temporary buildings and construct eight new flexible use classrooms, and the conversion of existing classrooms to form IT and Science laboratories. The new classrooms are constructed around a landscaped courtyard as a series of individual pavilions of exposed masonry walls with lightweight barrel vaulted roofs grouped along a broad circulation spine.

These buildings are an early example of the use of sustainable building materials and passive low energy design principles. A combination of natural daylighting and cross ventilation, high thermal insulation levels, and dense masonry surfaces reduces energy consumption and provides generous, light, and airy teaching spaces at a low capital cost. All materials were chosen for their minimum impact on the environment.
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