Balances modesty and personality while avoiding dullness or pastiche
Allies and Morrison for King’s College School
Contract value: Confidential
This project is the latest in the school’s development masterplan and provides classrooms, offices and a multi-use double-height hall. The new T-shaped brick building has a courtyard on one side and potential for a future one on the other. Gabled slate and metal-clad roofs not only fit with the surrounding architecture but provide elegant ‘attic’ rooms and allow the creation of a lovely chapel-like, timber lined, meeting hall space.
The campus already has buildings by other well-known architects, yet it balances modesty and personality while avoiding dullness or pastiche. These thoughtful, composed and formal elevations, decorated in places by applied and delicate steelwork, are clever and appropriate to this setting.