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Falmouth School

As part of ‘Joinedupdesign for Schools’, pupils at Falmouth School in Cornwall chose to update the Design and Technology teaching spaces. The brief was to create a sustainable and iconic addition to the school. 


The project included the construction of a graphics workshop and the refurbishment of classrooms, as well as a new structure to provide sunshade to the southern façade. 


The striking new extension was constructed from trapezoidal cross-laminated timber panels which were weather-proofed with a zinc rain-screen. Internally, the timber was left unfinished, making a significant contribution to the building’s insulation.


The project won a number of awards including RIBA (Southwest) 2009 and Best education project for Offsite Construction Awards.


Client . Cornwall County Council

Architect . Urban Salon

All images © Gareth Gardner