Acland Burghley School

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Characteristics Community, Single, Uplifting
Shape Low, Object, Sculptural
Construction Dynamic, Expressive
Surfaces Concrete, Richness, Warm
Boldness Dramatic, Light
Designed Howell, Killick, Partridge & Amis (HKPA) between 1963-7

Acland Burghley School was designed by Howell, Killick, Partridge & Amis (HKPA) between 1963-7. It was Grade II listed in 2016, in recognition of its innovative plan, skilful use of pre-cast concrete components and in particular, the jewel-like, top-lit assembly hall, with its rich textures of concrete and timber ceiling. The school’s brutalist architecture is the catalyst behind MoBA, which hosts physical and digital material about brutalist architecture.  The driving force behind MoBA is architectural education specialist Urban Learners who have partnered with the school to explore and develop how Acland Burghley’s architectural and community heritage can be amplified. MoBA’s aim is to encourage wider and more diverse awareness of modernist and brutalist architecture, the places and communities within which these buildings exist, and the cultural connections between them.

Read more about the school at our physical exhibition or this digital version:


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