img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Ravenor Primary Extension

Civic grandeur and domestic warmth

Credit: D Burton

Seymour Harris Architecture for Ravenor Primary

Contract value: £3.5m. GIA: 1083m2

This scheme is a one form entry expansion of a two form entry school. Conceived as a distinct pavilion, it contains classrooms, drama studio, staff room and hub space. Most striking is its two-storey timber colonnade screening a series of ‘objects’ that contain the various elements of the programme, each of which is clad in a different material; stainless steel tiles, corrugated metal, battened composite panels and glass. The colonnade provides a sense of civic grandeur and domestic warmth.

  • Credit: D Burton
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
  • Credit: SHA
1234567891011

Inside, the building is filled with light and colour. Signage and graphics are cleverly integrated into the hard-working and robust design.

The school is exemplary in creating the distinctive and joyful environment that a dedicated architect can bring to a new generation of schools.


See other winners in the RIBA Regional Awards 2015 – London

Best on Show

Vote now for your favourite RIBA shortlisted building of 2020 in each region

Latest articles