[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Zaha Hadid Architects has completed this £36.5 million academy for 1,200 pupils in Brixton, south London
The Evelyn Grace Academy, which sits on a 1.4 ha inner-city site, includes a running track, dance studio and sports hall.
The design features two middle schools and two upper schools – each with separate access – grouped around shared central social areas.
According to the practice: ‘[The] Academy presents itself as an open, transparent and welcoming addition to the community’s local urban regeneration process.
‘The design of the building, proffers that, which contemporary architecture can, to create a healthy atmosphere as a milieu for progressive teaching routines.’
Construction started in 2006 on a former disused council depot site.
Building area: 10,745m²
ClientSchool trust: ARK Education
Architect:Zaha Hadid Architects
Design:Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Director: Lars Teichmann
Project Architect: Matthew Hardcastle
Project Team: Lars Teichmann, Matthew Hardcastle, Bidisha Sinha,Henning Hansen, Lisamarie Villegas Ambia, Judith Wahle, Enrico Kleinke, Christine Chow, Guy Taylor, Patrick Bedarf, Sang Hilliges, Hoda Nobakhti
Project Manager: Capita Symonds
Quantity Surveyors: Davis Langdon
Acoustic Consultant: Sandy Brown Associates
Main Contractor: (Design & Build) Mace Plus
Main Contractor’s Architects: Bamber & Reddan
CDM Co-ord: Arup
Planning consultants: DTZ
Employer’s Agent: EC Harris
Catering Consultant: Winton Nightingale