Alleyn’s School, London
Tim Ronalds Architects
RIBA London Award 2019
The new 240 pupil teaching building is shaped to fit a triangular area, located on the existing lower school site. The building has two floors of accommodation, with twelve classrooms grouped around a top-lit, central atrium. The building can be naturally ventilated however, due to external road noise, fresh air and cooling can also be provided to the classrooms via AHU’s and VRF heat-pump systems. The plant is housed within the three chimney features on the roof. Hot water and underfloor heating is provided by a district heating connection from an existing boiler plant in another building which was completed with E3 as an earlier phase of work at the school.
Lighting within the classrooms is via suspended direct/indirect LED luminaires which is controlled with daylight linked dimming and absence detection. The teacher is also provided with override switching to control the lighting generally, including the ability to dim the lighting close to the teaching wall. Lighting within the atria can also be daylight linked if required with scene setting provided to suit particular uses/events.
Alleyn’s Lower School winner of RIBA London Award 2019.