Extension to Hydepark School, Knockloughrim


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Following the success of the original school works mha were approached by the Hydepark school board representatives to undertake a feasibility study and produce proposals for a significant extension to the current school building. This extension was to include for the provision of a sports hall and an innovative and avant-garde Self Directed Learning (SDL) space.

The proposed design seeks to address the ‘liner’ aesthetic of the existing school while the tiered and stepped roof form allows for the provision of the larger spaces. The asymmetrical Skillion roof form also allows the proposed high level clerestory windows to allow natural light to penetrate the scheme’s deeper floor plan. A dramatic cantilevering canopy highlights the new main entrance while the different external finish to the sports hall facility gives further legibility to the building’s exterior.

The proposal has been submitted for Planning Approval.

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