Great British Buildings gives you an exclusive look at some of the this year’s RIBA award winning buildings in the London. Join the architect for a one off architectural tour as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what makes their building an RIBA Award winner.
As part of this series of events showcasing 2018's Award winners, we will tour Belvue School Woodland Classrooms with Studio Weave. Winner of a RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA London Client of the Year 2018.
The school was to be allocated two Portacabins to meet its need for more space but the head-teacher decided that her pupils deserved better than that.
She realised that through design a much more imaginative solution could be found, that would provide a rich and stimulating learning environment for her students. To achieve this, she raised the money for the building independently and so the design direction was under her control and not hidebound by institutional limitations.
The jury panel during the RIBA Awards process described the building as:
‘A beautiful special gem of a building, which reflects the success that the ambition, determination and talents of a client and architect working creatively together can achieve when they share a vision for creating a better world..'