BRILLIANCE & OPALESCENCE

ELSA, Liverpool (UK) - Facade Danpalon® double 16, 1040 mm, ice, 1513 m² - © David Millington - Architects : BDP (UK) - Contractor : Weatherwise (UK)

For the triangular building of the Enterprise South Liverpool Academy (ESLA), a school that welcomes 1,100 students, architect Micheal Cambden chose a whole array of matching materials that express the values of this place of learning.

elsa1A brick base represents the soundness and durability of education, upon which rests a strip of reflective aluminium, like a protective shell that surrounds the building. The strip stretches from the north entrance to the south side, where it rises to form an impressive signage before plunging and winding around the  learning spaces. 
elsa2By contrast, right next to the school, the sports hall plays on transparency. This rectangular building, connected to the school by the aluminium strip, is covered with double skin Danpalon® cladding.
elsa3We chose the Danpalon® double skin system for its thermal efficiency”, Michael Campden explains,  “and the ice colour for its ability to transmit light that creates a clear, white, luminous atmosphere inside the sports room. We also chose it for the evenness it gives to the front wall. Its finish and neutral colour work very well with the aluminium, while contrasting with the solid base created by the black bricks”. 

facade   ▪    Vented rainscreen   ▪    roofing   ▪    canopy   ▪    interior

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