MODULAR CLASSROOM EXTENSION LAYOUT DESIGN
The new modular extension block provides five new classroom bases and supplementary spaces. This includes group rooms, much-needed storage facilities and hygiene suites positioned around a central courtyard.
The building has purposely been designed as a single storey construction to reduce the impact on neighbours and to match the appearance of the existing single-storey school.
The rear extension joints the existing school in two places creating an internal courtyard and integrating the new with the old. We designed the new modular building to be single storey, consistent with the existing school where the accommodation is a single storey, apart from the hall and the swimming pool building with a slightly higher roof/ceiling height.
The new building follows the existing building line and therefore steps away from the boundary as it extends into the site.
Although the extension encroaches on the existing play space, a new play area has been created within an internal courtyard.
MODULAR CLASSROOMS DESIGN & APPEARANCE
The design is predominantly a single storey school structure that links back to the existing building (classrooms 2-5 occupy a double-height space).
Carefully considering the materials, we choose finishes to enable the new building to sit comfortably with the existing school building and the surrounding area.
We choose to clad the buildings in vertical timber cladding, using two colours, Black: Dark Night and golden/sand: Savanna. Also, we used Kingspan cladding (both on the roof to the double-height spaces and hung vertically). These claddings ensured a softer building which will have less impact on the surrounding area.
We used similar materials and geometric forms to create a balance between the old and the new.
Also, we positioned the buildings to get the best natural light. By installing lots of windows, both low and high-level, the result is a sun-lit, reflective and spacious area for productive learning.
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