South Bristol Skills Academy
Kalzip Teamkal Network Awards 2010: Best project over 1500m² & Best Installed Project – Winner South West Built Environment Awards 2011 – Highly Commended. Bristol Civic Society – 2011 BCS Environmental Award
AWW was appointed as the architects to deliver this new college in Bristol. This unique curved, iconic structure is the centre piece of the new Hengrove Park development. The new campus includes hair and beauty, a catering college, motor vehicle workshops, a construction skills department, special needs and general college facilities.
The design features curved external pre-engineered cladding and a full height atrium and winter garden internally. Using AWW’s 3D CAD skills we were able to design and send to manufacturer the external cladding systems within the tight construction programme, all arriving on site and fitting perfectly.
After reducing the energy demand through passive means, the environmental impact was further reduced through the use of a biomass boiler and roof mounted solar panels. The scheme achieved BREEAM Very Good.
“The use of 3D modeling played a vital role in facilitating the design. We were appointed to deliver the new Bristol Skills Academy because of our reputation as a leading BIM architect.”
A beautiful, well executed solution to a challenging geometric form and a complex and challenging design for any installer creating a bold statement for the academy. Client