Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ (FCBS) RIBA Award-winning St Mary Magdalene Academy in Islington, North London, is a timber clad L-shaped school, designed to fit a tight space to accommodate 1,360 students. It has a stunning rooftop football pitch and economically stacked learning areas.
Sustainability was a major consideration in the construction of the building. It has biomass boilers, photovoltaic cells and highly sustainable cladding and curtain walling, the school is naturally ventilated to ensure the smallest carbon footprint. This coupled with Radmat Building Products waterproofing system has ensured this is an environmental success as well as a triumph in architectural design and construction.