Harmeny School Building, Balerno, Image, Architect, News, Project, Photo, Plans
Harmeny School, nr Edinburgh : Architecture Information
Scottish Special Needs School, Midlothian - design by Richard Murphy Architects
Harmeny School Balerno
Location: nr Edinburgh
1996-2000 Richard Murphy Architects
New £3m Residential Special School: semi-circular arcade connects radial children-friendly buildings.
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Harmeny School image by + from David Churchill
Harmeny presently provides educational and residential accommodation for up to 30 children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Richard Murphy Architects decided to re-house the children in recognisable "houses" with their own individual external access: a cloister development was designed where the children look out into the woodland.
Harmeny School images provided by Richard Murphy Architects & David Churchill Photography
Harmeny was founded in 1958 and this new-build extension is for 8-12 year old children; the existing house was also refurbished. New classrooms, sports hall and a music block were provided. Typically Richard Murphy in style, with exposed steelwork, layered walls and angled roofs, the overall feel is of a quiet Modernism drawn from influences such as Aalto and Scarpa.