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Burntwood School

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Media captionWATCH: Burntwood School in Wandsworth

A campus of school buildings in Wandsworth, London, is one of six UK buildings to be shortlisted for the 2015 Riba Stirling Prize for architecture. While a select line-up of judges will decide the winner, the BBC, in partnership with the Riba, is inviting you to vote for your favourite.

What is it and where?

Six new buildings on an existing site that was first established as a school in the 1950s in Wandsworth, London. The architect is Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

How much did it cost?

£40.9m

What was the vision?

To preserve the "campus" feeling of the original site, to add generous, light classroom space to the existing provision.

What have people said about it?

"A welcome timewarp." Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian, July 2015

"It evokes the generosity and civic spirit of Britain's postwar schools." Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, July 2015


Explore the other buildings on the shortlist

BBC Riba Stirling home page

Find out more about the BBC Riba Stirling Prize partnership


Film by: John Galliver

Poster image: Timothy Soar

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