|Ballina, County Mayo||St Mary’s Secondary School||2020|
The new St. Mary’s Secondary School building provides state-of-the-art facilities to 650 pupils. It has 25 classrooms for a variety of subjects, designed over two levels in an L-shape alongside flexible hall spaces and sports facilities on the ground floor.
Key to the school is its sheltered courtyard which offers views of Ireland’s Ox Mountains. The landscape encourages learning beyond the classroom and consists of hard play courts and a football pitch.
Designed to comply with the Nearly Zero Energy Building standards, the school is an exemplary project that supplies its own power via photovoltaic panels.
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