St Luke’s CE Primary School by Architype

Located at the heart of Blakenhall, the St Luke’s CE Primary School is a 420 children’s inner-city school nestles harmoniously within leafy park surroundings.

UK architectural practice Architype created this sustainable building with an all-timber structure including the natural shingled roof, it is more like an extension of the green spaces immediately adjacent.

Architects: Architype
Location: Wolverhampton, England, UK
Photography: Leigh Simpson

The building was to respond to the notion of contrasts to create a school that stimulates the natural curiosity of each child and gives teachers a dynamic teaching environment that benefits the environment also benefits children’s health and well-being, and improves their performance in the classroom.

Inspiration from architect:

A key architectural generator for the project was to provide a building that was highly energy efficient: to have minimal heating loads, minimal requirement for artificial lighting whilst maintaining a comfortable working environment that is an inspiration and an educational tool for all.