Projects / Point Primary School / Sgoil an Rubha
Sgoiltean Ura LLP on behalf of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Situated on the Point peninsula, on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, Point Primary School was conceived together with three other primaries and developed as a ‘family of schools’. Each school is set within their respective Hebridean townships, offering both educational and community use. Two sheltered courtyards form the basis of the scheme. The entrance court provides a mediating public threshold space, whilst the second court offers sheltered external play
for the pupils. The designs provide robust, durable solutions which require minimal maintenance.
Wind tunnel testing and aerodynamic modelling was undertaken to research and investigate the optimum roof pitch and building orientation; providing a working solution to the weather conditions found in the Western Isles.
The greater ceiling height requirement of the gym was extended over the central facilities to create a distinct ‘box’ of different character and providing honorific status or civic presence to the building.
Primary School Model was selected by A+DS for their ‘Qualities, Places, Settings – Family of Schools’ exhibition.