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Scuola La Monda Raphael Zuber

Scuola La Monda, Grono, Switzerland by Raphael Zuber

6 March 2012

Raphael Zuber’s innovative school building in Grono, Switzerland is a lesson in what creative practices can achieve in a conducive industry culture

The scheme adds two new symmetrical redbrick wings to the existing Lutyens building.

Henrietta Barnett School, Hampstead Garden Suburb by Hopkins Architects

26 October 2011

Hopkins’ greatest skill is in creating contextual rather than iconic architecture, and its new school buildings next to Lutyens’ Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute put this to the test

The jaunty triple gable end of the building greets the approach from the south-east.

South Norwood Hill Children’s Centre by Erect Architecture

13 July 2011

Erect Architecture’s joyful reinvention of a nursery building in South Norwood, London, has a lot to teach us about working with existing buildings and systems, says Oliver Wainwright

White Design Dartington PrimarySchool

White Design’s Dartington Primary School

BD Reviews Sustainability July 2010

With its individual timber-clad classrooms, Dartington Primary School in Devon by White Design blends into the rural landscape while creating one of the greenest schools in the UK.

The nursery-level classrooms open onto a zinc covered terrace.

Maccreanor Lavington's De Klare Bron primary, Belgium

18 September 2009

The flexibility of the Flemish system enabled Maccreanor Lavington to branch out into a new sector with its generous yet understated nursery and primary school in Heverlee village

The colours shift to blues and greens on the playground elevation.

dRMM’s Clapham Manor Primary extension, London

03 July 2009

De Rijke Marsh Morgan’s striking addition to the 19th century Clapham Manor Primary school exemplifies the practice’s love of a technological solution

The shuttering imprint on new entrance pavilions echoes the ribbed pre-cast concrete of the existing facade.

St Joseph’s Primary School, Highgate, by Pie Architecture

07 January 2011

Pie Architecture’s individual reworking of a 1970s primary school is notable for its careful attention to the needs of the classroom

Walters & Cohen Courtyard

Walters & Cohen's Wembley Primary School, London

BD Reviews- Primary Education

Walters & Cohen overcame considerable site constraints to create Wembley Primary School with large courtyards at its heart to bring the community together

The new entrance block provides an enlarged lobby, headmaster’s office and roof terrace.

East’s Sussex Road Primary School in Tonbridge, Kent

14 August 2009

Architectural practice East’s commitment to working with a location’s found conditions proved particularly apt when the brief for an extension to Sussex Road Primary School in Tonbridge unexpectedly grew in size

View of Pond Meadow from the adjoining secondary school.

DSDHA’s Pond Meadow School is a singular piece of education architecture

13 February 2009

Pond Meadow special needs school near Guildford is the first phase of DSDHA’s biggest commission yet. The external aspect makes free with the sense of scale while its attentive internal detailing is as much therapeutic as architectural

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Secondary education

Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' Secondary School

Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' Secondary School extension by Cottrell & Vermeulen

3 April 2013

With a striking bespoke design and a passionate client, this extension to a Roman Catholic girls’ school shows educational buildings can’t always fit the mould

Two-metre-high concrete lettering will display the school’s name on the western elevation.

Drawing board: St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School, South London by AOC

19 April 2012

AOC’s extension to a south London girls’ school opens up its defensive design with a glass entrance and uses striking brick signage to emphasise its presence

Polycarbonate porticos of the principal facade echo the semi-detached houses across the street.

Broadway School by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture

4 January 2012

A pragmatic yet innovative approach to a school refurbishment in Birmingham points towards the future of educational institutions in these straitened times

AHMM's Dagenham Park School in Barking.

AHMM: Dagenham Park School, Barking

23 February 2011

Paul Monaghan and Andrew O’Donnell of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris discuss the use of prefabrication at the practice’s £16.9m Dagenham Park School.

Exposed steel structure inside a classroom at Penoyre & Prasad's Wren Academy.

Penoyre & Prasad’s Wren Academy

BD Reviews Secondary Education June 2010

Penoyre & Prasad’s Wren Academy in north London specialises in the built environment, meaning that the building itself is a teaching aid

Nicholas Hare’s Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham

BD Magazine - Public Sector - July 2009

Nicholas Hare’s Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College provides the students with an atmosphere of calm relaxation

The floors cantilever towards the south, with terraces along the western facade.

City of Westminster College by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

23 February 2011

City of Westminster College, the Learning & Skills Council’s last grand vision, leaves a dramatic monument to a bygone age.

A 100m race track cuts across the plan linking the two site entrances.

Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton, by Zaha Hadid Architects

22 October 2010

The aggressive swagger of Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy reflects the hard-edged dynamism found within the school itself

DEGW Chantry School

DEGW’s personalised learning research project

BD Reviews Secondary Education June 2010

DEGW is leading a research project on the spatial implications of personalised learning principles, and how architects can embody them in their school designs.

The containers accommodate a viewing gallery at second floor level.

Scabal’s sports hall for Dunraven secondary school in Streatham, London

12 June 2009

Could recycled shipping containers be the future of low-cost, fast-build structures? Scabal’s sports hall for Dunraven secondary school in Streatham, south London, is proving a success

University of Birmingham sports centre

University of Birmingham sports centre by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

17 March 2014

Building designed as a gateway to the campus

Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art by Stephen Holl Architects

Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art by Steven Holl Architects

5 March 2014

Veiled in translucent glass, Steven Holl’s new building for the Glasgow School of Art stands in sharp contrast with its eminent neighbour over the road

Newnham Court student housing by Cottrell + Vermeulen Architecture

Clare College, Cambridge, student housing by Cottrell & Vermeulen

20 February 2014

Newnham Court’s postgraduate homes continue Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture’s successful relationship with the University of Cambridge

University of Limerick by Grafton Architects

University of Limerick Medical School by Grafton Architects

20 February 2013

Grafton Architects’ buildings for Limerick University demonstrate the practice’s theory of placemaking

Queen’s University Belfast student accommodation by Richard Murphy and RPP

Queen’s University Belfast student accommodation by Richard Murphy and RPP

31 October 2012

Richard Murphy and RPP Architects have worked to provide a sociable environment designed to counter postgraduate isolation

Magdalen College library

Scott's Magdalen College Library gets 21st century makeover Video

20 September 2012

Wright & Wright’s upgrading of the Oxford college’s facilities boldly reworks its Victorian New Library

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics

LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects

29 January 2014

LSE student centre boldly introduces a faceted sculptural form into the dense urban grain of central London

London Metropolitan University, ARU

Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design by ARU

10 January 2013

Architecture Research Unit has kicked off the remodelling of London Metropolitan University’s Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design with a bold revamp of the building’s fourth floor

The Dyson Building is Haworth Tompkins’ second building on the RCA’s Battersea campus.

Haworth Tompkins has it down to a fine art

24 September 2012

The architect’s Dyson Building is the latest product of its ongoing involvement in the RCA’s ambitious expansion

St Martins

Central St Martins, King’s Cross, London, by Stanton Williams

19 October 2011

Stanton Williams’s conversion of a listed granary building in King’s Cross reimagines the industrial landscape for a new creative generation, writes local artist Richard Wentworth

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