Green Ridge Primary Academy is a proposed two-form entry primary school with nursery and an additional provision for an expansion to three-form entry, when required.
The proposed school site is on the edge of a new built, large housing estate called Berryfields, in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire. The project is classed as a Section 106 school and featured in the outline application for the masterplan.
The design responds to the sloping nature of the site, wrapping around the contours to minimise on cut and fill and also utilise the slope for varying platforms, walkways and activities in the playground. The single storey design provides a quality environment, with direct outdoor access for all classrooms.
The main hall massing was situated to create an identifiable community building, that looked recognisably different from the surrounding context of housing, but also related with the mix of Trespa, brick and timber.
Architect & Lead Designer
Kier Maple Cross
Buckinghamshire County Council
Prototype Children’s Service
Local Community Hub
Inclusive Campus Setting
Exciting Roof Profile creates canopy
Inspiring use of colour and form