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Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

  • 01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, © Timothy Soar
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© Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

Text description provided by the architects. Thinking about ‘Universality of Use’ and employing connectivity and flexibility to provide pupils with a place where they take control of their own education, Westminster Academy’s open configuration of spaces is as much a creative workplace as it is a theatre of learning.

© Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

A long, rectangular block, stratified with glass panels and coloured bands of terracotta tiles, rises up out of its gritty context to provide a civic landmark. The plan centres on a ground floor ‘marketplace’ which links all key communal spaces and visually connects the entire school via a full-height atrium.

© Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

Within the building, a robust material palette of unfinished concrete, timber and painted blockwork combines with super scaled graphics and artworks to foreground the learning environment and encourage exhibition and display. This Stirling Prize-shortlisted city Academy accommodates 1175 students and 128 staff. The local community, who were extensively consulted with during the project, has access to much of the school and its sports facilities.

© Matt Chisnall
© Matt Chisnall
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris" 14 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/532928/westminster-academy-allford-hall-monaghan-morris/> ISSN 0719-8884
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