Colourful Blantyre Prinmary School completes
January 30 2011
Designed on a “keen” budget the two storey building contains 12 classrooms and a nursery with a capacity of 30 pupils (plus 40 nursery children) and 28 staff.
A linear plan is informed by a linear street populated by various multicoloured “objects” (such as a lift shaft) along which are arranged the classrooms, library and administration areas.
Some out of hours community use has been allowed for parts of the school estate, which has been conceived through the competing needs of seven key functions; private space, learning, street, admin, public, parking and landscape.
Paul Stallan, RMJM’s European design director and former A+DS education design champion, said: “Deceptively simple from the outside the building conceals various dramatic volumes, colourful shared breakout spaces and learning ‘cubes’. Everything from the crisp architectural detailing to the internal wayfinding has been intelligently considered.”
Stallan added: “It’s lovely!”
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