The Waingels College, Wokingham Building, Architect, Images, Design
Waingels College, Berkshire, England, UK
New English School – design by Sheppard Robson, UK
Waingels College Building
Wokingham, Berkshire, England
Design: Sheppard Robson
Waingels College Gets Planning
20 Nov 2008
Sheppard Robson has recieved planning permission for a transformational scheme to deliver a new school. The Waingels College in Wokingham will become a local landmark and the first structural timber school in the UK.
The design comes with high green credentials, proposing a 60% reduction in its carbon emissions through the use of intelligent design and renewable technologies. The building has used a cross-laminated timber system as its structural base.
The school is divided into three pastoral bases which are expressed as individual learning communities. The design breaks down the mass of the school, using natural materials to deliver a building that relates to its users on a more human scale. The three pastoral bases are distinguished through colour to develop a strong sense of identity and belonging for the pupils. Each has within it a smaller heart space for its own community – a large staircase that can be used as a forum for the pupils.
Waingels Academy walk-through tour:
Waingels Academy images / information from Sheppard Robson
Waingels College architects : Sheppard Robson
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photograph © Tim Soar
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image from Eric Parry Architects
Wells Cathedral School
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