Jonathan Clark Architects

Longford Community School

The brief called for a two-storey extension and partial conversion of an existing 1960s teaching block at Longford Community School.

The extension needed to accommodate two new classrooms and a Fitness Centre at ground floor level with a new Library/learning Centre. The challenge was to successfully extend a very dull and lifeless 50 metre long brick-built teaching block.

JCA-LS-1The panel design includes a vibrantly colourful timber structure that straddles the end of the block creating an articulated three dimensionally layered ‘book-end’. Galvanized gratings inserted between the timber structures not only add a series of dynamic shadows but also help to tie the structure together.

Images © Peter Cook