State-of-the-art school on a restricted site.
We adapted our multi-level vertical exemplar school design to create the ‘Beehive’ — a ground-breaking building with pod-style classrooms and multi-use games area.
The design is built around user needs and natural daylight: classrooms face north — ensuring good day lighting without overheating — and play decks face south, with shelter providing protection from the sun.
We utilised an internal street to divide the ground floor into four functional quadrants: staff/admin, nursery/reception, community/multi-use facilities and the main hall/dining areas.
The roof of the main hall is a landscaped garden, while teacher accommodation sits at upper levels at either side of the central circulation node and can be accessed off the semi-external play decks.