Science Building, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent

RIBA Regional Awards 2014: South East

Science Building, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent
Science Building, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent · Credit: Nathaniel Moore

Science Building, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent
Hopkins Architects for Benenden School
GIA 2800m2

This science building expands the school courtyard with an internal atrium, from which classrooms, via balconies, are fed. This simple diagram is enlivened by a cylinder ‘pod’ of breakout space projecting into the atrium and a lining of timber panelling. Well detailed and neat.