As one of only 10 schools across the globe (and the only UK school) to be nominated for an award at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), it is fast gaining recognition globally and has now been listed in the ‘Inspiring school designs from around the globe’ feature in Teacher Magazine, Australia.
“The concept for Three Rivers Academy in the United Kingdom proposes a unified series of spaces under a single roof. According to the architects at Scott Brownrigg, conceptually these spaces form an almost creature-like arrangement, with a head (Sixth Form and library), body (specialist teaching rooms and mall) and tail (sports and drama). The lateral pastoral Houses spring from the body like four separate limbs.
The project includes a sports hall, administration and library blocks that have been sculpted to both address a new piazza and announce the main entrance, and mono-pitched roofs that are a contemporary reference to the terraced housing along a residential street.
The designers have used the school’s distinct House colours through graphics, furniture walls and flooring, allowing users to locate themselves throughout the building with ease.”