the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Schools
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Nicholas Hare Architects
  6. 2012
  7. Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects

Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects

  • 01:00 - 11 March, 2013
Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects
Cornelius Vermuyden School / Nicholas Hare Architects, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

© Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Cornelius Vermuyden School, Dinant Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9QS, United Kingdom
  • Main Contractor

    Skanska
  • Structural Engineers

    Arup
  • Planning

    Collins Coward
  • Landscape

    Grant Associates
  • Area

    8061.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jim Stephenson
© 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.

© Jim Stephenson
© 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.

© Jim Stephenson
© 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.)

Section
Section

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Nicholas Hare Architects
Office
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