Downton Primary School

Entrance Pavilion
Salisbury Civic Society Awards 2012

Downton, Wiltshire

 

Downton Primary School is a 210 place 1 form of entry primary school set in the rural village of Downton, Wiltshire. The main school building is a Grade 2 listed Victorian building dating from 1895.
The key design driver for the project was to create a generous, modern and welcoming school entrance alongside the historic village school building.
The entrance is conceived as a pavilion set within the limited but precious school garden.  Inspired by the much loved school garden and allotment and with references to natural building materials the principal elevation was conceived as part of the garden and features a ‘living wall’ of climbers.
The scheme was completed in July 2012.

Downton primary school reception extension entrance with round walls and large glass sliding doors and a blue themed interior
detail photo of green wall fixings
Downton primary school reception extension entrance with round walls and large glass sliding doors in Wiltshire
modern white circular extension contrasting the existing historical building for Downton primary school in Wiltshire
blue modern reception interior with round walls and large windows in the extension for Downton primary school in Wiltshire
circular school reception design with a modern theme of blue and silver in the entrance extension for Downton primary school
modern circular extension on the existing historical building for a new reception entrance for downton primary school
modern and stylish computer drawing of the Downton primary school reception extension by footprint architects