Bryanston School, New fine arts building, Blandford

Share to social media

Project Description

Curved award winning new school arts building in Bryanston, Blandford Forum.

The school required a flagship building to raise its Art Department profile that had previously been housed in portacabins.

This is a sensitive, highly visible, rural site set in a conservation area. The planning committee encouraged us to produce an innovative design using a mix of traditional and hi-tech materials. The footprint of the design is a segment of a circle. This design is cleverly replicated throughout the building design as light fittings and door handles.

This award winning brick school building features inset brick panels that the Architect allowed each bricklayer to design themselves, adding lovely crafted details.

Client: Bryanston School

Awards: North Dorset District Council 1999 Amenity Awards, First Prize, 'New Buildings in Historic Areas' Category.

Awards: Royal Institute Of British Architects Wessex Region 1998, Highly Commended 'In recognition of its contribution to the visual environment Design in the Countryside'.