Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects

Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  8061
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012
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    Photographs :Jim Stephenson
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Architectural Panel Solutions
Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects - Windows, Facade
© Jim Stephenson

Text description provided by the architects. Cornelius Vermuyden School is a co-educational school for 900 students aged 11-16 located on a flat, open site on Canvey Island.

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© Jim Stephenson

The school is predominantly new-build, but an existing hall has been incorporated and reinvented as a centre for design technology and art. A central ‘gallery’ links the teaching clusters, sports hall, and LRC, widening locally to create generous spaces for the entrance hall, dining and the display of artwork. Rich external environments for recreation and learning are formed between the wings. A restrained yet robust palette of external materials includes yellow stock brick, perforated bronze-anodized aluminium and untreated timber.

Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects - Windows, Facade
© Jim Stephenson

The Headteacher’s aspiration was for a school that would be inclusive, welcoming and academically ambitious in a particularly deprived part of the country. The design was to reflect and support the school’s visual arts specialism while providing a variety of exceptional environments for learning and teaching, both within the building and in the grounds. The new building was also required to be a catalyst for community involvement and cohesion, offering opportunities for local people both in terms of extended learning and recreation (sports, exhibitions etc.)

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Address:The Cornelius Vermuyden School, Dinant Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9QS, UK

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Cite: "Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects" 11 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/342275/cornelius-vermuyden-school-nicholas-hare-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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