Monday, March 21, 2011

The Charter School | London | Penoyre And Prasad

The Charter School’s original campus was built in the 1950s. In 1999 we won a competition to transform its tired buildings into an exemplary modern learning environment for 1200 pupils including a sixth form. The phased programme began with the creation of a new entrance foyer, formed by opening up an existing block and roofing over a courtyard. Designed to be the dynamic heart of the school, this space features a sculptural, tree-like structure that supports its partially glazed roof. The roof was designed to harvest both solar energy and rainwater – a manifestation of the school’s commitment to a sustainable future. From the entrance foyer, newly glazed routes lead to the school hall, dining block, library, sports hall and teaching spaces.....more
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