As a civic beacon, Kingswood College of the Arts’ muscular form creates impact within its isolated site. A four-storey super-shed gathers all uses and announces itself with a saw-toothed roof and highly-glazed south-western face embracing a new public forecourt. Internally, the plan is organised around a top-lit central street lined with a series of flexible open plan studios for group and independent learning. The main staircase simplifies circulation and, in rising up through the inner street, creates both spectacle and opportunities for chance encounter. Robust in its making and bold in character, the Academy building currently caters for 1,300 students and 128 staff whilst incorporating an assortment of community facilities including training rooms, crèche, café and sports hall.

Awards
  • 2013 RIBA Yorkshire National Award
  • 2013 RIBA Yorkshire Region Client of the Year
2012
Location
Hull, UK
Client
Hull City Council & private partner Esteem
Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Services Engineer
Buro Happold
Civil/Structural Engineer
Buro Happold
Landscape Architect
Golder Associates
Acoustic Engineer
Sandy Brown Acoustic Engineer
Fire Engineer
Buro Happold Fedra
Environmental Artist/Public Art, Wayfinding and Graphics
Studio Myerscough
Services Sub-contractor
N G Bailey
CDM Co-ordinator
ESA
Educationalist
Bryanston Square Consulting Ltd
Planning Consultant
Ian Brown

Allford
Hall
Monaghan
Morris