Stoke Newington School Building – London Sixth Form

Stoke Newington School Building, London Sixth Form, Jestico + Whiles Architecture, Design

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form, London

Media Arts and Science College Building – design by Jestico + Whiles Architects in London

19 May 2011

Stoke Newington School London

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form : Media Arts and Science College, London N16

Design: Jestico + Whiles

Stoke Newington School Stoke Newington School Stoke Newington School
photographs © Tim Crocker

The architects have designed a series of insertions into a Brutalist concrete school and made it work. The most obvious intervention is also the most engaging and thoughtful: a robust, inexpensive and low-maintenance Corten steel block set on a glazed-brick plinth which has given the school a distinguished, powerful and lasting new identity to the street.

Perhaps more notable is the sensitivity with which other more modest insertions have been executed. Indeed, with careful reworking of existing materials and detailing, many are so seamlessly integrated it is a challenge to identify them.

The work is not just a quick fix, rather the architects have repaired, reinterpreted and preserved a building with a challenging architectural style that might otherwise have been overwhelmed or even lost.

Stoke Newington School Stoke Newington School
photographs © Tim Crocker

Stoke Newington School – Building Information

Location: Clissold Road, London N16
Architect: Jestico + Whiles
Client: London Borough of Hackney
Contractor: Wilmott Dixon
Structural Engineer: Mouchel
Contract Value: Confidential
Date of completion: Jun 2010
Gross internal area: 13,450 sqm

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