One week school makeover
AMA played a major role in the week long makeover of this primary school in Ealing, which was televised by the BBC. All of our work, along with that of the project managers, contractors and other designers, was voluntary. At the end of the week Ty Goddard of the BCSE called it, 'An amazing learning space.'
The vision was to create a blank canvas, a flexible space where creativity comes from the work the children make and display. The double height space allowed the introduction of a mezzanine, to create on the upper level a flexible space for personalised learning, exhibitions and multi-media. Low-level storage and a washable work surface were created under the exterior windows and more storage under the stairs to the mezzanine. Suspended acoustic panels were hung from the ceiling, and an interactive white board with integrated projector fitted to the teaching wall. The resulting makeover is, in the words of the students, 'Absolutely amazing!'
Images © 2012 AMA Alexi Marmot Associates