Award winning new sixth form college campus
Part of Stoke-on-Trent’s new university quarter, the award winning Sixth Form College provides a dynamic learning environment, capturing the imagination of the students and staff alike and promoting interactive learning.
Conveniently located next to Stoke on Trent railway station, the college acts as a gateway to the university district. The building is based around two multi-storey “streets” which pass through the entire building. These link the inside and outside, creating a variety of environments to facilitate the students’ individual learning needs and to establish a shared vision of an integrated learning community.
The larger, more social street has suspended crystalline learning pods suspended within it. Brightly coloured, these pods contain innovative study spaces such as libraries and dance spaces, creating a dramatic and exciting circulation space.
Design features include a living bamboo wall which runs from the external landscape into the building, providing a serene, peaceful and calm atmosphere within a small and intimate atrium.