Belham Primary School
Signage

A contemporary signage system to support a modern learning environment.

The brief:
In 2018 the Belham Primary School moved into a new building. The building combined the sensitive restoration of a Grade II Listed London Board School and a three storey contemporary extension. The aim — to create a modern learning environment. Working with the school and Haverstock architects, during the build, Mirrorsmith was commissioned to develop a signage system which would complement the new building, create a simple navigation system and that would be a durable, long-term solution for the school and the Peckham community.

The solution:
The perforated corten facade and bold, interior spaces inspired a minimalistic design using simple shapes and pared back details. Acrylic was chosen for its contemporary, robust qualities and the added dimension it would bring when viewed at an angle. Each floor took a different colour to aid navigation, whilst the challenge of allowing classroom signs to be moved each year was met with modular panels. Glazing manifestations continued the perforation theme, flowing over the building’s glass walls and doors.

  • The results

    A simple, contemporary, budget-conscious signage system which gives the school a durable, flexible and child-friendly solution.

    Glass vinyls installed across over thirty panes of glass to fulfil health and safety requirements.

     

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