Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire

The wellbeing of Wales’ children is its central focus

Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.

Wales Regional Award 2019

Architype for Carmarthenshire County Council
Contract value: £6.3m
GIA: 1,767m²
Cost per m2: £3,565

The Trimsaran community primary school has the wellbeing of Wales’ children as its central focus through effective Passivhaus design. It aims to set a truly momentous change for the schools of the future in Wales. 

It is an environmentally and sustainably considered school, incurring absolutely no detrimental impact on costs by delivering to Passivhaus standards. Renewable low-tech construction techniques are matched by excellent sustainable credentials. The architect re-ordered an existing brownfield site, transferring in phases to an existing school that remained in occupation during the build. Teachers note that the children enjoy the spaces, demonstrate improved focus, and – remarkably – can even work through afternoon playtime without the need for rest and fresh air.

RSAW Sustainability Award

  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
  • Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
    Ysgol Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Credit: Phil Boorman
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