Burleigh County Secondary Modern School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire: rear elevation a classroom block clad in 'V'- jointed plywood

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RIBApix ref no RIBA42904
Architect/DesignerArchitects Co-Partnership
Aslin, Charles Herbert (1893-1959)
Artist/PhotographerPantlin, John (1917-2003)
CountryUK: England
CityHatfield
Subject Date1955
Image Date1955
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP522/27
OrientationLandscape
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

schools, cladding, wood, prefabrication, classrooms