A modern and contemporary two-storey design
School and external courtyard space
Circulation and social space
General purpose hall and assembly area
Colour accentuated science laboratory
Two-storey social area and circulation route
Scoil Chriost Rí
Scoil Chríost Rí Presentation Secondary School is designed to take advantage of the natural topography of the site with the two-storey school structure backing into the hill side.
The school is designed to present a crisp, contemporary image. The plan creates three distinctive two storey educational clusters, separated from one another by external courtyard spaces, which can be used for recreational or educational purposes. Each cluster is designed around a central social space top lit from above with circular roof lights of various sizes.
The materials and colour selection, daylighting strategy and the interaction of public routes and spaces were designed to enhance the opportunity for, and quality of, education and social experience.
National Development Finance Agency/Pierse Contracting
Portlaoise, Co. Laois