Wandsworth Academy of Design & Technology extension

As part of the City Academy program to increase schools' academic standards, this award winning 1950s school will be refurbished and a two-storey concrete frame extension added, including entry atrium, classrooms, dance hall, sports hall and music rooms.

Our main challenge is to marry a high architectural standard with a competitive budget. Lateral thinking has produced some ingenious solutions involving the use of prefab elements and some recycled materials.

The existing sports hall has a timber truss roof. Once removed, these trusses will be recycled in the construction of the new atrium rooflight. A dramatic double storey height 'street' running the entire width of the extension building, the atrium will be a key visual feature of the new build. The new roof will use the re-shaped trusses and structural glass in a design that preserves a sense of the school's history.

Exposed concrete ceilings throughout help regulate thermal mass; special care will be taken in rendering the surface to a high-quality finish.

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