Knowle DGE Learning Centre
Bristol City Council
- Civic Trust Award regional finalist, 2012
- Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs, 2011
The Learning Centre was procured through the former BSF programme. The design creates smaller key stage clusters with home bases at their heart. Within the clusters, each learning base has direct access to external teaching areas or breakout space adjacent to the building. The wider landscape creates different areas for learning through landscape including sporting facilities, allotments, wood craft areas, mountain bike tracks, performance spaces together with a geodesic greenhouse and their very own potting shed. The Learning Centre has an associated LoDGE to provide respite for parents/carers, accommodating 13 children with MLD and SEBD on a temporary basis. It has gained a “Very Good” BREEAM rating.
Photographs by Dennis Gilbert/View