The Elmgreen School

Scott Brownrigg, London, 2009

 

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The first parent-promoted school in the UK, designed as a single envelope with facilities placed around a central space using the analogy of a medieval city market square

The building is designed as a single envelope with facilities placed around a central space using the analogy of a medieval city market square.

The market square is a focus for learning and creates connections between the different learning areas and the learning experiences that the students engage with. It promotes ease of access between curriculum areas by encouraging different ways of moving between the departments and classrooms and so prevents congestion.

The design and realisation of the school resulted from close collaboration between the local authority, teachers, parents, contractor and architect. It responds to new ways of learning, extended use of technology, greater levels of student autonomy and personalisation of the curriculum by providing agile and re-configurable spaces where passive supervision is an important feature.

Data

  • Begun: Nov 2007
  • Completed: Sep 2009
  • Floor area: 12,511m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £25M
  • Funding: Lambeth BSF
  • Tender date: Jul 2007
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • CO2 Emissions: 33kg/m2/year
  • Address: Elmcourt Road, Lambeth, London, SE27 9BZ, United Kingdom

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