Phin Manasseh
Stephen Setford

Architects

Studio 14
Victor House
282a Richmond Road
London
E8 3QS

info@setfordmanasseh.com

+44 (0) 20 8525 9110
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Mounts Bay School:
“joinedupdesignforschools” flexible performance space - completed 2007


We were introduced to pupils at Mounts Bay School through an initiative called “joinedupdesignforschools” set up by the Sorrell Foundation. Schools from all over Britain were offered the chance to work with designers and architects free of charge so long as the brief was prepared by the pupils.

The pupils at Mounts Bay School asked for a flexible space for performance (as well as spaces for homework, after school clubs etc.) including adjacent smaller spaces which could double up as viewing galleries. They also asked for the main space to open directly to the outside so that in fine weather an audience could be seated outdoors to view performances.

The Qube (as it has been named) is made entirely from natural materials, with a timber frame, recycled newspaper insulation, compressed wood pulp cladding and ground source heating.

 

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay

Mounts Bay