Milltimber School has been awarded an Aberdeen Society of Architects (ASA) Education Design Award 2023.
The aim of the Aberdeen Society of Architects Awards is to raise the public profile of good quality architecture, creating a showcase for the profession, recognising quality design; whilst demonstrating architects skills and the contribution of projects to the built environment.
Located in Aberdeen, the new school offers increased capacity for 434 pupils and an additional 60 Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) places, ensuring that pupils in the growing catchment area can continue to attend their local primary school with other children from their community.
Conceived around inherently strong sustainable and placemaking principles, the school introduces the potential for a new central public square and helps to unite the existing community of Milltimber with the new fabric of the Oldfold residential masterplan. One of the key successes of the design is how the in-between spaces within the building are utilised to create moments that enhance the curriculum delivery. The shape and materiality of spaces, alongside colourful wayfinding and nature-themed supergraphics, echo the natural forms of nearby landscapes and help to define character areas within the school.