Burleigh County Secondary Modern School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire: internal courtyard with a pool used for biology

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RIBApix ref no RIBA42908
Architect/DesignerArchitects Co-Partnership
Artist/PhotographerPantlin, John (1917-2003)
CountryUK: England
CityHatfield
Subject Date1955
Image Date1955
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP522/47
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: C. H. Aslin was County Architect for Hertfordshire from 1945 to 1958 and headed its pioneering school-building programme. Located near a large jet aircraft factory and landing ground, the construction of this school presented a special insulation problem. It was overcome by using minimum glazing on the elevations facing the noise, keeping the buildings low and using lawns as sound absorbent surfaces.

Subject tags

windows, schools, water features, courtyards, prefabrication