St. Christopher's the Hall School, Reception Block

St. Christopher's the Hall, Reception Block

St Christopher's the Hall, Reception Block

Scheme: St. Christopher's the Hall, Reception Block
Architect: RALA
Client: St. Christopher's the Hall School
Contractor: 8Build
© Ross Lambie

The Reception Block takes the form of a little Corbusian pavilion. It achieves two storeys, within the planning height constraints, by cleverly setting back the raised middle of the first floor hall with clerestorey windows. This enabled the school to build a second hall above, for general use.

There are lots of child-friendly and enticing details, like the library-cum-book snug that cantilevers into the double-height group space, and the windows at different heights for everyone.

 


 
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