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Project Burnley Campus
Location
Lancashire, UK
Description

A school and community centre containing a sixth form college, primary school, special needs school, library, and faith centre.
Idea
The space created between and around the buildings is as important as the spaces within the buildings themselves.  The principal idea an urban square around which the buildings are grouped.  This urban square has a civic presence and all of the different site uses can be accessed here (although the primary and special needs schools require additional pedestrian entrances).  Car parking, the downfall of many an urban project, is kept to one side of the urban square.

The sketches show an evolution of the design and particularly how the external spaces evolved and reflects the economic tensions inherent in a design build approach when the design is procured in a competitive environment.






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