IID were invited to an open competition to produce a masterplan for the school. Having won this, we were asked to complete Phase I of the masterplan – designing new early years accommodation with a refurbishment of the existing nursery.
The Ark is set back to maintain views across the playing fields, with balconies and learning courtyards enabling outdoor learning alongside airy modern classrooms, an IT suite and the Rainbow assembly room.
We had a wonderful time designing interiors themed around the rainforest, woodland, savannah and sky to get the children’s imaginations running riot. The Media Collective produced some beautiful vinyls featuring everything from lemurs to butterflies to kingfishers.
The Ark was blessed and formally opened by Cardinal Cormac Murphy with the laying of a time capsule to be opened in 2066.