Edinburgh Academy library link proposed
February 21 2018extend an existing science centre and library at Edinburgh Academy by way of a connected teaching and learning space as well as a multi-purpose hall.
A modern addition to the historic campus the link building as part of a wider masterplan drawn by Richard Murphy Architects to mark the school’s bicentenary in 2024.
The chosen form for the newest addition is three distinct roofs reflecting its use as a library, hall and teaching space, all of which rise above a unifying stone plinth, while improving circulation between proposed and existing structures.
In a statement LDN wrote: “This proposal seeks to create a modern building that will integrate well into its context, complement the continued development of the campus and provide the school with the multi-functional facility that the school desires.
“The heart of Phase 1 of the Masterplan is the creation of a dynamic new wing in the east of the site which encompasses a multi-purpose engagement space. This ambitious new build will deliver an exciting hub for ideas exchange and new learning, providing a genuinely collaborative space for creative and critical thinking through a broad spectrum of activity.”
A materials palette of low maintenance pre-weathered zinc, stone and glass has been selected to defer to the A-listed main hall with a new garden area and paved courtyard also specified within the package of works.
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