A sophisticated adult environment for the extensive music facilities
London RIBA Regional Award 2019
Hopkins Architects for King’s College School, Wimbledon
Contract value: Undisclosed
The building is composed of three volumes linked by a spacious roof-lit foyer. A triple height auditorium seating up to 200 people is at the centre of the school campus. A second smaller volume nestles behind with music teaching classrooms and a rehearsal space, while a third, linear, volume contains cellular practice rooms and offices. The auditorium is clearly the focal point. Its roof is formed from a triangulated timber and steel structure, inlaid with timber panels. Full height windows are angled so as not to distract performers but allow the wider school the enjoyment of the auditorium in use. The building provides a sophisticated adult environment for the extensive music facilities and is being much used and enjoyed by the school.