Case studies tagged "Education":
Arcadia Nursery was created to provide early-years education for children of University staff, students and the general public; catering for up to 113 children aged from six weeks to five years of age, at the King’s Buildings Campus.
On the site of an old primary school in Bramley, Leeds is LILAC, the UK's first affordable, ecological co-housing project. The development of twenty houses and apartments welcomed its first residents in March 2013 and has since won multiple design and sustainability awards.
Wood features in the award winning Alfriston School's new swimming pool and helps to create a calm environment for both the school's pupils and the local community.
Covering a 734 sq m area, Ockendon Academy’s extension comprises seven new classrooms, plus associated support areas and a large open learning zone.
HLM were appointed by the London Borough of Brent to lead the design of the sustainable Preston Manor Primary School in just over 12-months – a timescale that required novel approaches to both the supply of materials and work on site.
The major redevelopment of Durham University’s Palatine Centre acts as a sustainable gateway to its Stockton Road Campus. It provides the University with a state-of-the-art student services facility, new accommodation to the Law School, a catering facility and a 2,500 square metres extension to the main library.
Situated on a steep sloping site at the gateway to the Ironbridge World Heritage site at Telford, the Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Community project brings together a primary school, academy and a community sports and leisure facility in a single, co-located complex.
Jestico + Whiles has redeveloped Passmores Academy using wood as the primary construction material. The academy’s previous facilities were outdated and not suited for the delivery of a modern curriculum.
When the University of Oxford announced it was planning to redevelop a 10-acre plot previously occupied by a large hospital, the adjacent college - Somerville - was presented with an opportunity to create a whole new entrance and frontage for the north side of its grounds.
When setting out to create the first library in Europe to be jointly commissioned by a university and a local authority, the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council wanted the building itself to be as forward-thinking as the idea behind it.
At 9,000m² Norfolk County Council’s new £20m, 950 pupil, Open Academy in Norwich is currently the largest solid timber panel building in the UK.
Sevenoaks School’s new Performing Arts Centre sits overlooking Knole Park. The building contains a concert hall large enough for a symphony orchestra, choir and audience of 450, a recital room, and a music school with 23 teaching spaces of various sizes.
The Cambridge Education Faculty has a glulam timber frame, which lends itself well to the curving forms and reflects the warm character and associations of the much-loved wooden libraries and communal halls of the University’s medieval colleges.
Developed as part of the new government initiative for City Academies, Mossbourne is a secondary school concentrating on Information and Computer Technology and a textbook example of low-energy design.
Completed in July 2004 for Cheshire County Council, Kingsmead was the practice’s first primary school commission, which has since become a model for environmental school design in other parts of the UK.