Royal Albert and Alexandra School – Reigate

We have designed two new 21 bed boarding house extension for this school set in a listed country house setting. The extension for the new sixth formers are inspired by the memory of barnlike structures but have been stripped of vernacular detailing to make them crisp modern platonic forms. Although simple in shape the internal space is enlivened by the insertion of a courtyard and a subtle cranked entrance provides a grander entrance and softens the roof lines.