Kirk Balk Community College | Hoyland College Building

Kirk Balk Community College Hoyland, Barnsley Education Building, Architect, Yorkshire

Kirk Balk Community College, Barnsley, England : Hoyland Building

Community College Barnsley, northern England, UK – design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

28 Jun 2012

Kirk Balk Community College Hoyland

Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

RIBA Awards 2012 Citation:

Kirk Balk Community College, Hoyland, Barnsley

Aware of the wilful form-making that has characterised a large number of Building Schools for the Future projects, the architects proposed a solution that comprised of two simple geometric forms, a triangle and a rectangle. In the wrong hands this approach could have been leaden, here it is endlessly subtle.

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photos © Timothy Soar

The sloping hilltop site is cleverly used to generate complex, often top-lit, interior spaces with exceptional views. This is all enabled by the large space at the centre of the triangular form which gives a very high level of visual inter-connectedness.

Kirk Balk Community College – RIBA Awards winner, 2012

Kirk Balk Community College – Building Information

Title: Kirk Balk Community College
Location: Hoyland, Barnsley
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Client: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Services Engineer: BDP
Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Contract Value: £18.58 million
Date of completion: Apr 2011
Gross internal area: 11,877 sqm

Chair of Jury: Professor Julian Marsh
Regional representative: Simon Baker
Lay assessor: Kester Rattenbury

Kirk Balk Community College Hoyland images / information from RIBA

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