Bulwell Academy, Nottingham, UK
Bulwell Academy is the latest school to be completed as part of the strategic plan for Building Schools for the Future (BSF). BSF is a programme committed to providing world-class teaching and learning environments.
As part of their academic studies, students contributed ideas regarding what they would like to see in their school. Through this process came the opportunity and the idea to create a courtyard and communal space with upper level walkways.
Through working with Fabric Architecture, the courtyard has been covered by eight intermittent Inverse Conics, two of which are an enormous 24m x 16m while the other six are a massive 18m x 16m. The conics over-sail one another at different heights, letting in essential light and creating interesting shadows and patterns. Rain run-off channels through the hoppers and allows the courtyard below to remain dry. Up lighting from the eight masts transforms the space on cloudy days and evenings into something even more remarkable.
To see the project at Bulwell Academy in more detail, please have a look at our video.
Client / Main Contractor: Carillion
• Type: Signature Structure
• Model: 8 Inverse Conics
• Location: Nottingham, UK
• Ref code: 711066
Requirements & Features
• Shelter and shade
• Cover for communal areas
• Project based on student ideas
• Key lighting
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