Successfully resolves a complex brief
Isherwood + Ellis for Education Authority Northern Ireland
Contract value: £16,028m
Cost per m²: £1,600
Designing a new school for 300 children from nursery to school leavers is a challenge, especially when it must accommodate children with special educational and physical needs and there is a desire to integrate ability at each school level.
Immediately striking is the bright and airy social concourse with views to an outdoor garden. There is a generosity in the circulation which, combined with sensory courtyards, resource areas and voids, makes a pleasant walk through the school. Subtle colour coding assists orientation. The school successfully resolves a complex brief through careful planning, client commitment and a belief by all stakeholders in the value of their school pupils and the contribution architecture can make to their development.
Northern Ireland Integration of Art Award