Tidemill School & Lewisham Lounge, London – PTE Architects
The new Tidemill School is part of a visionary concept to combine a replacement primary school with a state-of-the-art learning centre and library – the Deptford Lounge. Through sharing facilities with the wider community, Tidemill School will benefit from increased space and facilities, in a physically and socially integrated environment.
The school will form an L-shape around an open courtyard, with the Deptford Lounge forming the third side. The Lounge building will contain facilities shared with the school, with separate access points from within the school, and from the public realm.
On the far side of the courtyard, Resolution Studios – housing artist’s studios and exhibition space with flats above – shields the school from the road and railway line beyond. Here PTEa has drawn upon its previous experience of combining school and residential uses.