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.
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.