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Jordanhill School, Glasgow

The new building at Jordanhill School, a teaching block for the secondary school, accommodates
four school departments including a large open plan art department.  A degree of control and care in understanding and organising the accommodation delivered a simple and legible building form which resolved the complex briefing relationships. The building is split into two wings around an atrium, flooded with natural light.  The atrium unifies the discreet elements of the building without fragmentation, and within a very rational plan creates a dynamic that brings the building to life.

The development also included the redesign of the southern half of the site, improving the setting for the listed main building, providing new campus circulation and play areas and renewing the school refectory.

Awards:
GIA Award
Shortlisted RIAS Best Building in Scotland 2008