The Burntwood School's New Buildings Integrate Into Its Older Ones

 - Oct 16, 2015
References: architecture & gizmag
Burntwood School is an award-winning school structure, located in the Wandsworth area of London, that boasts a unique blend of contemporary design that inhabits previously existing, older buildings. The school picked up the highly prestigious Stirling Prize for its design vision, originality and ability to engage and stimulate visitors and provide occupants with a high degree of satisfaction.

The development includes four new teaching pavilions, a new sports hall and a new performing arts building. The new buildings are placed among existing ones to create a coherent campus design.

It's impressive and encouraging that the Burntwood School is being recognized for its smart architecture because, as the director of the organization that gives out the Stirling Prize points out, "schools can and should be more than just practical, functional buildings, they need to elevate the aspirations of children, teachers and the wider community."