Woodland Learning Centre
Wishing to realize further development of the school's Countryside Management Education Faculty, the Client organization sought design ideas for a new Vocational Learning Centre to present to potential benefactors. Located within an area of woodland in close proximity to the School Farm, the design seeks to create a communal feel to the facility, where students, estate workers and teachers engage with each other and the surrounding environment. The layout clusters the buildings towards the centre of the site, minimizing impact on the external appearance of this woodland location, and at the same time enhancing the perception of a 'Teaching Village'. The main 'Teaching Barn' facility with its tree top viewing platforms and strong links to adjacent open-air teaching spaces as well as other functions on this site, will further enhance this experience and relationship for both students and staff.