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Small Rural School Strathyre

Designers:

Lisa Mackenzie Consultancy ARCHIAL


Lisa Mackenzie Consultancy


Integrated Landscape Proposals The steep landscape to the rear of the school is considered a valuable opportunity to integrate a new spatial threshold. The learning deck and the ‘Stumpery’ strips break down the boundaries between internal and external space and provide a new resource for learning and for observing nature. Timber frames provide a degree of structure in an essentially informal landscape setting. C

Learning Deck Brightly coloured timbers are laid in a linear pattern creating a distinctive new threshold between the school, the classrooms and the infromal playing spaces to the rear

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Colourful timber frames

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‘Stumpery’ wildlife garden uses upturned roots for growing and habitat. A space to be viewed from the classrooms - a space with its own micro ecosystem!

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Strathyre Primary School Architecture and Design Scotland

Drawing: Rear landscape rich habitat strip Revision: 001 Date: 30.01.2013

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Integrated Landscape Proposals Strathyre Primary has a wonderful landscape setting and the informal, wild play spaces amongst the trees work well. New proposals define some of the important thresholds between existing and proposed architecture and the informal woodland landscape. Interventions bring colour , play and wildlife together in and around the school and are designed to respond to changes in level and microclimatic opportunities.

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Space is given stronger definition - giant shade plants provide year round interest and a leafy ‘pocket’ for exploration and growing

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Change in level is simplified - use of local and site won materials to make large ‘steps’ in the landscape

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Learning Deck Brightly coloured timbers are laid in a linear pattern creating a distinctive new threshold between the school and the infromal playing spaces to the rear

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Edible Terrace Garden (also defined with colourful timbers to match the learning deck) Welcome spaces - textured surface - a new ‘doormat’ to the school! The existing undercrofts are transformed into useful storages space with new lockable lattice doors

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New gateway - 2 giant stone pinecones

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Enhance habitat and wild play opportunities

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Colourful timber frames

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‘Stumpery’ wildlife garden uses upturned roots for growing and habitat. A space to be viewed from the classrooms

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A simple hard landscape threshold to unite the new and existing architecture

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pic-nic meadow

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Woodland edge wild flowers

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New hedgerow (provides an ecological edge and replaces existing fencing)

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Strathyre Primary School Architecture and Design Scotland

Drawing: Spaces in and around the school Revision: 001 Date: 30.01.2013

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