Text description provided by the architects. The project brief involved the expansion of an existing primary school by adding an additional building of 6 classrooms. The strategy of the design was to not only extend the school but to also extend the courtyard and organize the site through a series of linked open spaces. The new building defines the edge of the site as a U-section with one side of the courtyard left open.
The roof plane is a continuous ribbon that rises from the ground as a series of steps forming a new public space and outdoor classroom that then becomes the roof, before dropping down again to form a ground plane that defines the edge of the courtyard. The steps are punctuated with small micro-courtyards which continue into the library which has its own internal courtyard.