Organic curves create three distinct internal areas, defined by roof lights, acoustic timber ceilings and plenty of natural light
BDP for Francis Holland School
Contract value: undisclosed
The estate of the independent school had developed over 150 years into a collection of densely packed classrooms yet limited social learning space. In recent years, a drive towards wellness and extra-curricular activities prompted certain redevelopments. The new library unlocks a constrained part of the site. The building’s organic curves create three distinct internal areas, defined by roof lights, acoustic timber slatted ceilings and plenty of natural light through full height glazing. Sheltering the library is a lush undulating roof garden which includes a water feature, bug hotel, sloped lawn and an edible garden, providing an oasis for the students.