Ibstock Place School refectory features in RIBA Journal


 ‘A magnificent cathedral-like refectory’

Our new refectory for Ibstock Place school celebrating communal life and dining features in the current issue of the RIBA Journal.

We won a competition to design the new wing at school in Roehampton which was built on the footprint of the former dining hall.

The scheme was completed over the Summer and aims to create a warm, welcoming and enjoyable environment at the heart of the school’s campus with particular focus on natural light and ventilation, good acoustics, and views to the adjacent gardens. It offers a comfortable place for pupils to relax, develop social skills and build friendships.

An intricate timber roof structure provides both a sense of intimacy and grandeur. Oak linings conceal extensive acoustic absorption, ensuring noise levels remain low enough during mealtimes for pupils to chat easily to one another. Rising to three glazed lanterns, the roof volume supports a simple natural ventilation strategy and defines the uses below. Parquet and terrazzo flooring add to the building’s durability and offer a sense of solidity and permanence.


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