Loders Primary School

Loders Primary School - An extension that decants teaching spaces into new structures for the Victorian school in West Dorset.

The scheme comprises two structures linked to the school via a sheltered walkway. The first, closest to the school and containing two classrooms, is located immediately behind a reconstructed stone boundary wall. It has a simple, metal, lean-to roof echoing nearby outbuildings and, from the village side is concealed by the stone wall. The second structure sits further down into the landscape and has a planted sedum roof to make it almost invisible form the landscape beyond. Both structures, intrinsically linked to the landscape through heavily glazed facades, have large roof overhangs to create sheltered activity spaces.