Wing strategy


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The site strategy for the student retreat project involves breaking the brief into two separate elements: on the one hand, set in the centre of the courtyard, the gathering space; and on the other, forming the third wing which encloses it (and sitting on the footprint of an existing building to be demolished) all the support spaces – the meeting rooms, library, offices, cafe, counselling rooms. These are all on either side of an atrium void which also houses the vertical circulation, helping bring air and light through the plans.