Three Rivers Academy

  • area / size 161,458 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Scott Brownrigg was commissioned to create a world class learning environment to inspire 21st century learning at Three Rivers Academy in Surrey, England.

    Conceptually, the building form has an almost creature-like configuration; with the 6th Form & Library at the head, specialist teaching rooms & the Mall forming the spine, while the Sports & Drama faculties combine to define the tail end. The articulated pastoral Houses, spring from the body like four separately coloured limbs to define a bold skyline and roofscape.

    The spatial arrangement promotes creativity, independent thinking and learning – breaking away from the traditional ‘receiver of knowledge’ mentality. A 160 meter multi-use space, coined by the students as ‘the Mall’ flows through the entire length of the building and is at the heart of the student experience. Open-plan breakout spaces in each House faculty block encourage & facilitate shared learning experiences.

    Architect: Scott Brownrigg
    Photography: Hundven-Clements Photography