Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough
The Thomas Deakin Academy by Foster and Partners Architects won a RIBA award for creating six teaching modules connected internally by a central concourse covered by a partially glazed roof canopy. The roof is built from triangular light reflecting inserts, vents and acoustic inserts and braced by curved steel beams to create a variably lit canopy. At the centre of the building is an oval lecture theatre at ground level with a library above. The teaching system at the academy is similar to a university with lessons backed by lectures, one-on-one tutorials and seminars for the 2,200 students. The central concourse joins the six, three-storey colleges housed on site. Each college has a network study area and a glazed classroom that helps illustrate the subjects taught. Passive environmental systems include external brise soleil with concrete internal soffits and opening vents to draw in cooling night air.
Client Richard Rogers Architects
Date 18 Jul 2009
Categories Interior Photography, Architectural Photography
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