12/14/2010

Evelyn Grace Academy by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects just completed its first project in England. The Evelyn and Grace Academy, located in Brixton, is an open, transparent and welcoming building. The Evelyn and Grace Academy is based on the educational principle of smaller 'schools-within-schools'. This 10745 square-meter building is designed for 1200 pupils and articulates the Evelyn and Grace Middle Schools housing 270 pupils and Evelyn and Grace Upper Schools housing 330 pupils, both per school.
These four schools are functional. The spaces present generous environments with maximum levels of natural light, ventilation and understated but durable texture. Focused on the concept of "collectivity" and "communication", the collective spaces are shared by all schools in order to encourage and facilitate social communication within each school and eliminate problematic zones that require supervision.



Photographs, renders and plans are courtesy: © Zaha Hadid Architects, Luke Hayes. Some of these illustrations are originally appeared on ArchDaily.

The Evelyn and Grace Academy, Zaha Hadid Architects, 2010, Photography © Luke Hayes
The Evelyn and Grace Academy, Zaha Hadid Architects, 2010, Photography © Luke Hayes
The Evelyn and Grace Academy, Zaha Hadid Architects, 2010, Photography © Luke Hayes. Spaces are highly functional, with maximum natural light and ventilation. They are planned to facilitate social communication within each schools and eliminate problematic zones that require supervision.
The Evelyn and Grace Academy, Zaha Hadid Architects, 2010, Photography © Luke Hayes. Photography Originally appeared on ArchDaily
Construction photography of the Evelyn and Grace Academy, Zaha Hadid Architects, Photography © Luke Hayes

Render, © Zaha Hadid Architects


Sections, © Zaha Hadid Architects. Originally appeared on ArchDaily
First floor plan, © Zaha Hadid Architects. Originally appeared on ArchDaily

Third floor plan, © Zaha Hadid Architects. Originally appeared on ArchDaily
Ground floor plan, © Zaha Hadid Architects. Originally appeared on ArchDaily

Elevation, © Zaha Hadid Architects. Originally published on ArchDaily
Site Plan, © Zaha Hadid Architects. Originally appeared on ArchDaily






Technical data:
Project: The Evelyn and Grace Academy
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Director: Lars Teichmann
Structural Engineer: Arup
Program: Secondary School for 1200 pupils
Client: School trust ARK Education, Government DCSF
Area: 10745 m2
Location: Brixton, London, UK
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Luke Hayes

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