Hornsby House School, London

London, England

This is the latest in a series of projects carried out for Hornsby House School and completes the current programme of reorganisation and new building. The roof is a barrel vault with the spring line set at 1m above first floor level to keep the ridge height the same as the other school buildings. A range of low-energy environmental features have been incorporated into the building. Roof vents and sun pipes provide natural ventilation and light from above, insulation is to a high level and building materials are long-life and low maintenance. The building provides a new entrance for visitors, Headmistress’ office, an administration office, a library resource area, music rooms and four new classrooms.