£24m Oban High School recommended for approval
August 20 2015planning 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.
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