Naas Community College, Co. Kildare

This project was awarded to Coady Architects on foot of a joint second place in the design competition for new 1000 pupil secondary school at Kingswood, Tallaght. The site in Naas was selected for its suitability to accommodate our Kingswood Heights design with small alteration such that the innovative competition design and layouts could be developed and brought to fruition.

The accommodation is planned in four elements – two wings of teaching accommodation, a PE Hall and a Special Needs Unit, all pivoted around a central hub of shared accommodation comprising the General Purpose Area which forms a heart for the school. It includes the main entrance, GP Area, Administration Offices and the Library. The concourses broaden out to accommodate social and informal learning areas and the inclusion of a variety of open stairs and tiered steps facilitates a very easy flow of pupils through this large building.

Category Education & Research
Client Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board
Services Lead Consultancy and Full Architectural Design Service
Status Detailed design stage