School-a-saurus, with Abbotsfield School For Boys

Client: Abbotsfield School For Boys

Location: London Borough of Hillingdon

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Value: N/A

Procurement: Building Schools for the Future Programme

Fleet’s aim was to encourage the students to develop a brief for a new or redeveloped school and invited them to draw comparisons between the organs of the body and both the existing and possible departments of the school. The resulting model had an inflating, beating heart representing a new shared social space where students and teachers come together, whereas the eyes represented the all seeing offices of the Head and the Deputy.

The Abbotsfield School for Boys and Fleet Architects ‘T-Rex School’ collaboration took place at Design Live event at BSEC 2010. The view of judges’, EC Harris, was that the School-a-saurus was not deliverable, despite it being a metaphor.

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