Waingels College

Sheppard Robson, Reading, Berkshire, 2011

 

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  • Entrance type 1 - block A - south elevation    
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  • Entrance type 4 - block C - south elevation    
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Timber framed and clad school organised in four blocks around a central outdoor court

The four separate buildings frame the heart of the school, which is treated as a village green.

Three of the blocks are specialist classroom buildings – which are almost identical in massing and differentiated by subtly coloured renders representing the four seasons. The fourth block is an entrance building, which houses the large, shared, communal spaces such as the assembly and dining halls.

Cellular classrooms are minimised in the school with open learning areas, made posisble by the long-span glulam structure, organised around central fora, which can accommodate up to 250 students.

A palette of softwood cladding and coloured render wraps all four buildings.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2009
  • Completed: Sep 2011
  • Floor area: 12,925m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £24M
  • Procurement: Design and build
  • Address: Denmark Ave, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4RF, United Kingdom

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