Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Darwen

Aedas architects won the Architecture Grand Prix at the Roses Design Awards 2011 for their work on the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy building. The building achieved a gold award for Educational Building of the Year.

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy represents a beacon of opportunity and hope, demonstrating the possibilities when a regeneration vision by a local authority is matched with a vision for education. The building possesses one of the largest sedum roofs in the UK. Furthermore, roof fenestration aspects have been integrated into the design as an innovative feature which allows natural light to flood into the atrium spaces.

T.I. Dynamic Facades worked closely with all parties throughout the facade design and tender process resulting in the successful installation of our Tonality clay terracotta rainscreen system.

Tonality has an extensive colour range and a wide selection of sizes which offer architects complete design flexibility. For this project The Creaton tiles were supplied in pearl grey to a modular design of 200mm high x 1200mm long resulting in a stunning facade.

The Tonality system is geared for a quick and easy installation and for this project the tiles were fixed onto the Classic BAS vertical continuous carrier rail.

Architect: Aedas

Main Contractor: Bowmer and Kirkland

Installer: Keyclad

Products Used: Tonality

Date Completed: 2011

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