This is a very low energy and superinsulated 1,250 place secondary school in Redbridge, which is jointly sponsored by the London Borough of Redbridge and ARK.
The design of the Isaac Newton Academy carefully integrates four separate key stage schools within one larger school. Its specialisms are Maths and Music and the building includes a multiuse dining and performance space with a first floor gallery.
The concepts of levity and gravity have been used to define the two distinct elements of the building.
The sports accommodation is located within a dramatic sports beam supported on two storey columns which intersects with a three and four storey main wing which contains the teaching accommodation. Courtyards are carved from the brick volume to bring daylight and delight to the circulation spaces.
2015 Civic Trust Awards: Commendation
2015 Civic Trust Awards: Regional Finalist (Greater London)
2013 RIBA Award: Shortlisted
2012 New London Award: Education: Shortlisted