Sadolin woodstain products have been used extensively on an award winning school designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership. Mossbourne Community Academy is located on a brownfield site previously occupied by Hackney Downs School.
When the old school was demolished, the local education authority and Hackney Borough Council sought a new structure that would provide a single aspect solution to the educational requirements of the community whilst at the same time, visually complementing the site’s hostile boundary conditions.
The architect’s design is a timber framed three storey high building, functionally divided into houses. The building comprises two structures, a blockwork diaphragm wall and a glulam softwood timber frame tied together and supported through the cores and the top lit atria. The structural timber is glulam, using European softwood.
Exposed timbers have a hardwood capping integrated into the timber assembly to prevent corrosion by standing water.