Delight in construction
The cladding of the chapel was undertaken with real craftsmanship, the copper coated shingles gradually reducing in size to accommodate the conical shape reaching through the atrium roof. The sculpting of the chapel brings light pouring into the space from above. A single slot window with a coloured glass design provides a focus within the contemplative space.
The timber paneling at the base of the interior of the chapel is echoed in the internally maple clad lightwells to each learning wing. In these spaces, toplight is funnelled into open plan staff work areas. The enclosed lightwells also serve as ventilation stacks drawing air through the wings whilst maintaining acoustic separation between breakout, teaching and social areas.