Burntwood School picks up RIBA Stirling Prize 2015
October 15 2015
Designed by AHMM in collaboration with BurroHappold and Lend Lease the new look school mixes new build elements and refurbished 1950s structures.
Sporting a faceted precast concrete façade the contemporary design takes into account the thermal mass of the concrete, heat generated by 2,200 pupils and the prevailing weather.
Lead engineer Oliver Blythe of BuroHappold said: “We needed to design buildings that were lean, efficient and on budget. Considering sustainability, we employed a ‘passive-first’ design approach which reduces the reliance on mechanical heating and cooling systems, and subsequently energy use.”
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