Concrete Elegance
Schools for the 21st Century
St Paul's School Science Building by David Tompson, Nicholas Hare Architects

The new science building is the first major addition to St Paul's School for fifty years and represents the start of a process to replace the school’s postwar CLASP system buildings. It provides 18 state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and is designed to create a robust legacy for future generations at the school. Maximising daylight and minimising mechanical ventilation and cooling have been priorities. Deep window reveals and solar shading cuts down unwanted heat gain whilst the building’s concrete frame is left exposed to provide thermal mass in the naturally ventilated labs and the communal spaces.

Filmed at The Building Centre by Jackson Hunt, 27 November 2013

Sponsored by The Concrete Centre and Mace

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