Stoneywood School, Aberdeen
Aberdeen City Council
Located on the site of the former Bankhead Academy, the new Stoneywood School will consist of a two stream primary school and 60 place nursery. Scott Brownrigg’s design will create a state-of-the-art school building which will deliver a modern, congenial and healthy learning and working environment. Teaching will be spread across 16 classrooms, each with direct access to the external landscape and flexible teaching areas, whilst sports provision includes a 3G synthetic pitch. The school design has been developed around a school heart concept, with a series of restrained and elegant ‘lantern’ teaching pavilions surrounding the core community and assembly spaces. Each pavilion is centred with a large top lit activity space encircled by classroom teaching spaces. Every teaching space in turn opens out directly to the external teaching environment. The school building is contained within a sensitively designed landscape environment which includes learning and play space, amphitheatre seating areas and woodland walks.