Translucent Building Elements in Downton Primary School | Rodeca
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Translucent Building Elements in Downton Primary School | Rodeca

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  • Characteristics

    Contemporary design, translucent, thermal insulation, UV-resistant, weather-resistant, light scattering (glare-free), low deadweight
  • Certification

    Build Architecture Awards 2018 – Most innovative Education Extension | Salisbury Civic Society Commendation 2018 – Outstanding work to an existing building

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Footprint Architects have designed a contemporary new classroom development at Downton Primary School using Rodeca translucent building materials. The two-story building provides new KS2 classrooms, group space and ancillary accommodation for the primary school. The contemporary teaching spaces allow the school to expand from a 1FE to a 1.5FE and retain the communal feel of the existing school.

Project Details

Architect Mike Ford - Footprint Architects Ltd, Bournemouth, UK
Completion January 2018
Photographer Alex Campbell

Rodeca Building Elements in Downton School


The use of brick, clay roof tile, and the gable form pays homage to the existing school, whilst contemporary detailing and Rodeca translucent building elements allow the school to be light, efficient and adaptable to modern teaching.


The design aims to create flexibility in the school spaces, internal bi-fold doors give the option to create a corridor within the main hall, increasing the capacity for school assemblies and community events. also allowing the hall to remain private and undisturbed when being utilized for teaching.

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