UK Academy Opens Buildings Designed by John McAslan + Partners

7 December 2010 (Last Updated December 7th, 2010 18:30)

RSA Academy has opened three new buildings in the West Midlands, England, that have been designed by John McAslan + Partners. The £25m ($39m) buildings are connected by a glazed central spine and separated by landscaped courtyards, with internal corridors avoided to preserve space.

RSA Academy has opened three new buildings in the West Midlands, England, that have been designed by John McAslan + Partners.

The £25m ($39m) buildings are connected by a glazed central spine and separated by landscaped courtyards, with internal corridors avoided to preserve space.

Assisted by a £2m ($3m) RSA sponsorship, the academy now facilitates the teaching of 1,100 pupils, including a sixth form centre.

Folding acoustic walls were placed between classrooms to create a flexible and adaptable teaching spaces, according to the architect.

Wilmott Dixon delivered the construction services for the project.