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£24m Oban High School recommended for approval

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August 20 2015

£24m Oban High School recommended for approval
A £24m replacement Oban High School is set to be given the all clear after Argyll and Bute Council recommended that planning permission be granted for the new school, clearing the way for construction to begin later in the year.

Delivered by Hub North Scotland and designed by Ryder Architecture the scheme is needed to cater for an expanding school roll and will see the existing school demolished upon completion.

In their design statement Ryder observed: “As befits a civic building, characteristic features of the local landscape are abstracted and evoked throughout the strategy for the building. The plinth, articulated as a heavy carved piece, refers to the presence of an outcrop of bedrock beneath the building.

“The ground floor envelope is treated as a landscaped wall.

“As a counterpoint to this robust materiality, the upper storeys present themselves as a series of different sized volumes that relate to the surrounding landforms.”

Oban is the latest in a series of schools to be designed by Ryder based on the Scottish Futures Trust ‘superblock’ concept; including Kirn Primary, Anderson High and Campbeltown Grammar.
Classrooms are arranged around a light filled central atrium
Classrooms are arranged around a light filled central atrium
Upper levels will be faced with vertical metal panels
Upper levels will be faced with vertical metal panels

3 Comments

Nicky Chow
#1 Posted by Nicky Chow on 20 Aug 2015 at 10:56 AM
Having been taught in portakabins there I'm glad the town is getting a new school, the various add-ons over the years were getting worse and worse...seems to be on the site where I used to attempt to play football too!
juan de los angeles
#2 Posted by juan de los angeles on 21 Aug 2015 at 12:49 PM
A machine for learning in.
Danny
#3 Posted by Danny on 30 Nov 2015 at 14:31 PM
i think it is really good keep it up

Love from Danny ganley

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