AHR SECTORS
EDUCATION

HOLLAND PARK


  • THE SITE FOR THE HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL IS LOCATED IN A CONSERVATION AREA ADJACENT TO HOLLAND PARK BETWEEN KENSINGTON AND NOTTING HILL. THE PROJECT REQUIRED A SENSITIVE APPROACH TO PLANNING DUE TO THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF NEIGHBOURING PROPERTIES.
  • Won on the basis of an invited competition, our concept for the new 1,500 pupil school seeks to maintain an equivalent amount of external play space while consolidating the existing sprawling 1950’s campus-style development into a more compact footprint, providing a flexible teaching environment for the 21st century and allowing the southern part of the site to be sold for redevelopment.


    The design developed around a central atrium creates a compact footprint which opens up as you rise through the building. The use of glass in the atrium ensures that the extensive new facilities are visible and accessible with learning on show. Thorpe Lodge, an existing listed building, forms part of the development and has been carefully restored to its original state.


    The general classrooms are located on the quieter east side of the building while the larger specialist classrooms and noisier sports facilities are located on the west side of the building facing the park. The environmental performance of the building has been carefully considered and the distinctive elevational treatment tuned to help ensure good levels of ventilation and natural daylight.
  • "THE FORM OF THE ATRIUM WITH ITS RAKED PROFILE PROVIDES AN EFFECTIVE UNIFYING STRUCTURE TO LINK THE DIFFERENT CLASSROOM AND OFFICES AND PROMISES TO CREATE AN UPLIFTING ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF."
     

  • Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment

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  • New London Awards 2013
    Shortlisted
  • Structural Steel Design Awards 2014
    Award

MICHAEL WALTERS

Managing Director - London

BIRKENHEAD HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY

ANTHONY LANGAN

Director

GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS

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  • Best Design Award for Upton Village at the 2017 National Housing Awards

  • 08 SEPTEMBER 2017

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