Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough

| 18 June, 2009

Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Project Description

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.

Project Details

Client Richard Rogers Architects
Categories Interior Photography, Architectural Photography

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Thomas Deakin Academy, Peterborough | Architecture Photography London

Get In Touch

Please leave your name and email below along with what you are looking for in the message box. Or you can call us on 0118 989 3749 and 07910 168536

Home          Portfolios          About          Blog          Contact Us

Winnersh Farm
Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5UU

07910 168536 / 0118 989 3749