New sustainable faculty building providing specialist teaching accommodation
Following a design competition, Broadway Malyan was appointed by the Sixth Form College, Farnborough to design a “sustainable and iconic” faculty building at the heart of the existing campus. The new faculty accommodates physics, electronics, computing, general teaching, photography, art and design.
Central to the design of the building was the creation of areas for students to work in groups and to socialise between classes. A wide central circulation space was designed to facilitate open learning, exhibitions and a cross pollination of ideas while giving access to all.
By studying daylight, ventilation and the existing facilities with the users, a layout for the building was developed which has created flexible and inspiring teaching spaces. A simple palette of sustainable materials, which were responsibly sourced in accordance with the BRE Green Guide, were selected to form an external contemporary white box.