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John Port School Arts Building

Stage:
Completed 2000
Client:
The Governors of John Port School
Value:
£ 1.02 Million
John Port School Arts Building
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Description

The project arose through demonstration of basic need. The new building includes provision for performing arts, music and art. The art studios are accommodated in a double volume space visually connected by glazed screens. A spiral, illustrated enables communication within the department. The central theme of the design is based on the potential for interaction between students in their learning process.

The project arose as a result of an increase in the residential population in the school’s catchment area. The building is funded by grant aid as a basic need project. Providing new accommodation for the faculties of performing arts, music and art, the building is designed to afford the maximum teaching space by interlinking studios and reducing the area of corridor to a minimum. The entrance foyer is a generous double volume space intended for student exhibitions.

The art department has been designed as a series of interlinking studios on two levels. The close proximity of adjacent classes brings the department together and enables a cross flow of ideas and inspiration.

Providing new accommodation for the faculties of performing arts, music and art, the building is designed to afford the maximum teaching space by interlinking studios which has produced an interesting and unusual building form