Highgate Junior School

Architype Ltd

Recently completed, the new development for Highgate Junior School pays homage to the School’s passion and long-term commitment to achieving excellence in education, creating a forward looking, ambitious and inspirational learning environment with spaces to ‘encourage creativity and ingenuity’.

The scheme incorporates an inviting entrance and well orientated layout, coupled with a continuous connection to the established landscape and a strong civic presence on the historical street, for which the school has been situated for nearly 80 years.

The heart of the school is a generous, naturally lit circulation space, providing shared learning zones, exhibition space, and areas for informal performance, animated by a selection of quality materials and hand carved sculptures to re ect the school’s interest in the natural world.

In addition to the standard classrooms, which run a crescent form along the west façade, are specialised teaching areas, including an art studio, science labs and a workshop. The performing arts department is in the retro tted Ingleholme building, a restored Victorian villa, which proudly remains a dominant and in uencing lynch-pin of the design.

Detailed to Passivhaus principles, the reinforced concrete framed building is designed to a 100 year lifecycle, BREEAM Excellent and includes an array of roof mounted PVs, providing 20% of its energy.

Location

Cholmeley House
3 Bishopswood Rd
Highgate
LONDON N6 4PL
United Kingdom

Contact

Jonathan Hines
Managing Director
jonathan.hines@architype.co.uk

Client

Highgate School (independent school)

Completed

Aug-16

Size

4288

Categories

  • Education