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  7. Extension to Secondary School / Paul Dillon Architects

Extension to Secondary School / Paul Dillon Architects

  • 05:00 - 1 September, 2017
Extension to Secondary School / Paul Dillon Architects
Extension to Secondary School / Paul Dillon Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

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© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

Text description provided by the architects. This project provides three new classrooms and three new shelters for a small rural secondary school on the west coast of Ireland. Externally, the shelters are intended as social areas to wait before and after school, or eat lunch. Internally, a folding wall allows the joining of two classrooms to provide the school with its only assembly room, which also serves as a meeting place for the local community. The extension is presented as a separate building set back from the line of the original school. The new building forms a sheltered courtyard at the heart of the school.

© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
Section - Plan
Section - Plan
© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

The project won Best Education Building at the 2017 RIAI (The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) Awards. A spokesperson for the RIAI said, “The Jury welcomed the return of a strong Boyd Barrett type national school typology, applauding the project for apparent simplicity, skilfully designed with limited means. The scale is consistent and modest demonstrating skill with a restricted school budget. The Architectural language was admired for its appropriateness to child and adult alike. Space-making within the school site was an intrinsic part of the designs and contributes successfully to the scheme as a whole and its relationship with its context”.

© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Extension to Secondary School / Paul Dillon Architects" 01 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/878769/extension-to-secondary-school-paul-dillon-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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爱尔兰小镇中学扩建:回归传统形式 / Paul Dillon Architects