UK private client
Boon brown were invited to submit a proposal for a new international boarding school for 80 students in response to the schools’ increasing popularity and expansion programme. While maintaining its traditional values and commitment to boarding in significant historic environment, the school has identified the need for a boarding house that stands out from the others and is forward looking. The house will cater for diverse community of international and domestic students – all full time boarders, accommodated in rooms with full en-suite facilities. The school wanted the design to be fully flexible and adaptable to accommodate their future needs. Boon brown proposed a concept that offers adaptability in occupancy combinations from single to quad rooms by providing a system of fully transformable sleeping pods. All the social and learning spaces were taken out of the dormitory rooms and arranged as flexible spaces facilitating social mixing and extra -curriculum activities thus creating a variety of environments from larger ones for bigger assemblies to small and intimate break-out or studying spaces.