Design Awards 2011
Colmonell Primary School
Winner: Design Award
Colmonell Primary school is designed to cater for 50 primary age children in two composite classes and a nursery class of 10 children. The teaching spaces are supported by a main dining and sports hall, a central open area with library and a variety of staff spaces.
The layout of the building was aimed at providing a secure lively environment for the children with varied interior and exterior spaces to enhance the teaching experience of an extended curriculum.
In order to meet the ambition of providing a highly sustainable building the design addresses issues of organisation, scale, context, landscape and biodiversity in a structure which minimises energy use.
The interior spaces take best advantage of daylighting, natural ventilation and provide a healthy environment free from harmful chemicals.