Belhaven School, Dunbar, East Lothian: Photos, Architect, Building, News
Belhaven School, East Lothian
Music Department, Scotland – design by Paterson Architects
3 Nov 2010
Belhaven School Dunbar
New photos of the completed building by Keith Hunter:
Music Department, Belhaven Hill School
Photographs: Keith Hunter Photography
Paterson Architects have completed a new music department at Belhaven Hill School in East Lothian. The two storey building completes the final corner of an existing single storey courtyard teaching block.
The accommodation includes: Two classrooms, one of which also functions as a flexible performance space; nine practice rooms and ancillary accommodation. The principal entrance cuts back on the corner to form a new central focus in the courtyard and an informal gathering space for pupils.
The façades have vertically-proportioned and round aluminium windows set within white acrylic render walls, which have recessed horizontal coursing used both to weather the largest surfaces and control the hierarchy of the elevations. The coursing and windows hint at the musical activity within by echoing the staff, rests & notes of musical scores.
Planning Consent was granted in June 2006 and the 300m2 building started on site in July 2006. The inaugural concert will take place on 7 June 2007, 18 months after Paterson Architects were appointed.
Belhaven School Dunbar – Building Information
Main Contractor: John A Smith & Son Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: Robertson and Dawson
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
Acoustic Consultant: Sandy Brown Associates
Belhaven Hill School music department – information from Paterson Architects 290507
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Scottish Buildings – Selection
Carnegie Primary School, Fife
picture © Keith Hunter Photography
Carnegie Primary School
Pumpherston and Uphall Primary School, West Lothian
Design: Morgan Sindall
image © Keith Hunter
Pumpherston and Uphall Primary School
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