Title: Pitcheroak School
Pitcheroak School approached MADE in 2015 to assist them in improving and expanding the facilities. The school provides specialist support for children between 4 and 19 years of age with a range of learning needs from developmental delay to very complex learning and communication needs.
The extension was to expand their early years provision, create additional classrooms, breakout spaces and separate access. Design also incorporated a soft play courtyard as well as an oriental sensory garden.
The extension made use of cross ventilation to naturally cool the spaces. A green roof was proposed to assist in storm water attenuation and promote wildlife and bio-diversity. Circular roof lights brought natural light into deep spaces in a playful way.