In order to explore the potential improvements and changes that can be applied to a large secondary school, Galashiels Academy in the Scottish Borders has been the subject of a number of design proposals.
The Re:design Option explores the challenges of different educational building types, and looks at how designers can help reveal the hidden potential of our existing schools. This example looks at the redesign of a Victorian building. The program also looked at three other case studies.
Looking at Galashiels Academy, three designers, Stallan Brand, 7N Architects and Graven Images, explored how a redesign could radically improve the social heart of the school, provide exceptional facilities for staff, and link much more closely with the immediate surroundings. Read the report to find out more.