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Newcastle college sixth form academy, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Wednesday 26 Nov 2008

RMJM in good form

Newcastle college sixth form academy by RMJM in Newcastle, United Kingdom
Newcastle college sixth form academy by RMJM in Newcastle, United Kingdom Newcastle college sixth form academy by RMJM in Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle College has revealed plans for a striking new sixth form college as part of the college’s £250 million investment 

As RMJM’s first collaboration between its UK and US offices, the 13,000m2 building challenges the traditional notion of a sixth form college with state-of-the-art facilities for over 2,000 students. The sixth form will sit alongside the college’s multi award-winning Performance Academy and is RMJM’s fifth building for Newcastle College since 2002.

The proposal assembles a range of cellular spaces including classrooms, staffrooms and teaching laboratories, into an ‘S’ shape. At the top of the ‘S’ sits a café and double height creative art zone and at the bottom, responding to the new entrance plaza at the heart of the scheme is the HIVE. The HIVE is a vertical social and experimental learning hub providing flexible informal spaces for students to engage with the learning process outside of the classroom. From intimate internet cafes to international classrooms; students and teachers will be able to collaborate from various locations in the building and around the world thanks to the latest teaching technologies.

A four storey black glass wall responds to the HIVE and a metallic gold clad “attic roof” wraps the creative art zone. Expanded exterior public space and ecological applications such as sedum roofing make the new sixth form college a responsible addition to the campus fabric.

Construction is due to start in February and scheduled to open in September 2010.

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