The Perse, Hills Road, Cambridge, 2012

Plan Drawing

Plan Drawing

There where clear problems with the existing layout, feel of the area, and ergonomic use by the pupils moving through the space The budget was increased to realsie the whole scheme. Extra’s: paving, three bench’s, lighting and planting.

Working Drawings

Working Drawings

Stainless fingerprint on Portland limestone plinth

The Fingerprint

The Fingerprint

Text grouped by the curriculum areas: Art Maths & Science Languages ancient & modern Art & Literature Humanities RS & Philosophy

Fixing pins hold the fingerprint about 40mm proud of the stone column 2.6m tall

portland & brick column

portland & brick column

Site

Site

Floating Rod Bench

Floating Rod Bench

Stainless 316 legs & Iroco top - underlit at night

Text

Text

grit blasted into granite around the Fingerprint column

The brief was for a piece of sculpture for the front of the school
The core concept behind my ideas was to have in some way a means to echo what the school represents, its core values and what it does or enables on a daily basis

This passing on of: knowledge, skills, the learning process, nurturing, development of personality or character traits, skills and approach for success and a happy, balanced and well rounded person was key to my approach

I wanted to give a sense that these ideas are contagious and infectious, in the air, growing and present in the fabric of the school. Emanating out onto the surrounding paving, garden, buildings and glass, little bytes of text, formulae, musical notes spread across the site, rippling out over a classroom wall, caught and frozen on a pane of glass (clear matt applied vinyl) or visible as they hit the paving, even to corrupting the code of the website, with random bits of text darting across the screen

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