Park Hall Academy
The 8-form entry school occupies a sloping site with excellent distant views. Three classroom wings exploit the views and define varied external play spaces.
These teaching wings house general classroom facilities and science laboratories. They are connected by a cranked spine housing the more public and specialist facilities.
At ground and first floor levels, the spine is hinged by three exciting double height spaces: the entrance hall, the assembly hall, and the dining hall that form the heart of the building.
They create a series of dramatic spaces that are visually and physically linked to each other, to the external courtyards with their overhanging canopies and to the landscape beyond.