University of Cambridge Primary School Wins RIBA East Award

We are thrilled to announce that The University of Cambridge Primary School was 1 of a record 17 projects honoured with an RIBA East Award at last night’s ceremony at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge.

Education and young people are at the heart of the design of the University of Cambridge Primary School. Its circular form and single-storey building promotes the school’s ethos to be inclusive ambitious and innovative; the non-hierarchical structure allows every voice to be heard. The building is comprised of a series of classroom clusters and learning streets where there are no corridor ends and doors to limit learning or interrupt the children.

The awards judging panel commented:

“Considerable research went into the development of this primary school, taking best practice from across the globe on teaching methods since it is also a training school. It is an ambitious project and staff are clearly proud and delighted with the resultant building.

All winning projects will now go on to be considered for an RIBA National Award, with the successful projects revealed in June.

The full list of RIBA East Award winners can be viewed here.