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Podcast: What makes a great school?

AR House Awards 2015 jury Sam Jacob, Sadie Morgan and Deyan Sudjic discuss the calibre of the entries and how they arrived at criteria for the winner

The AR School Awards celebrate the best schools of the past five years.

In this podcast, the 2015 jury Sam Jacob, Sadie Morgan and Deyan Sudjic, with AR Executive Editor Emily Booth as chair attempt to define a set of universal criteria among such a global range of entries, negotiating the technical, material and social differences and their own cultural biases.

The jury 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.

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

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