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Rethink: What makes a great school?

The AR School jury Sam Jacob, Sadie Morgan and Deyan Sudjic discuss why the winning schemes stood out

The AR School Awards celebrate excellence in educational facility design, from kindergartens to university buildings. This year’s jury Sam Jacob, Sadie Morgan and Deyan Sudjic, with AR Executive Editor Emily Booth as chair selected Hayhurst’s and Co’s Whitehorse school extension as the winner of the AR School Awards 2015. CVDB Arquitectos’ Braamcamp Freire School was highly commended for its impetus to improve a troubled district, and Rural Urban Framework’s school in Mulan village was commended for its delicate, sculptural use of materials.

In this video, they tell us more about why these schemes stood out and describe the challenging task of defining such a varied type.

Click here to view all of the winners of this year’s AR School Awards.

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