Impressive use of traditional materials
Nicholas Hare Architects for St Paul’s School
Contract value: £16.5m. GIA: 4500m2
This is a building of great precision and care that will last for a very long time. The judges were struck by the impressive use of traditional materials and the robust and well-considered arrangement of laboratories.
Lab spaces are designed to let teaching and practical work happen apart. Necessary services are dealt with discreetly and allow the spaces to remain uncluttered so that pupils can focus on work. Generosity of spaces is evident in the breakout corridors of the south wing, with lofty spaces overlooking the quadrangle. This block is the mature work of an architect who knows his craft well and a client keen to set high standards.
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