The remodelling and expansion of Pegasus Academy builds on the character of the existing Victorian school buildings. Our design brings together a fragmented site with a series of interventions and extensions that thread new teaching spaces through a complex fabric of existing buildings. The project provides 7 new classrooms, 6 remodelled classrooms, a hall extension and a new administration hub.
The concept of a ‘responsive roofscape’ informs a site-wide strategy to revitalise the different learning environments and provide a controlled sense of scale to the new development. Conceived as a series of room-scaled extensions, the proposal assimilates the pitches and proportions of the Victorian school but plays with the scale, repetition and constructional authenticity of the forms. The language of the Victorian school is adapted to shape the character of the spaces created. Both inside and out, the roof-scape is intended to animate and excite a playful and stimulating learning environment.