Design Awards 2014
Kirkmichael Primary School
Winner: Design Award
The new school promotes a locally distinctive and contemporary design inspired by Ayrshire’s rural character. The building form is an interpretation of disaggregated farm-steadings, linked and clustered in a nucleated form to define and control movement within the school.
Designed to sensitively balance security whilst ensuring a welcoming, functional and sophisticated environment, the variety of spatial experiences encourage and stimulate social and educational interaction.
Utilising symmetrically pitched roofs over simple linear plan forms and minimally articulated facades, sensitively integrates the design into the landscape. External finishes of render, timber, stone and slate create a modern contemporary style and provide a robust and low maintenance finish replicating the traditional vernacular style.
Internally, open and bright teaching and break out areas benefit from building volumes with a permeable edge to all spaces ensuring an interactive and inclusive environment.