Passmores Academy for Essex County Council accommodates 1,200 students in six learning areas.
The two-storey radial design, conceived in response to the ethos of the school, has a gathering place at its heart. It provides a flexible learning environment and a number of sustainable features.
The academy’s way-finding system uses its house names and colours to define different areas of the building: each wing has been assigned a house symbol and colour.
The mythical creatures representing each house were drawn in a bold and minimalist style, and then printed at large scale in the central atrium of the building and in each wing, teamed up with over-scaled floor numbers.
Our visual identity studio also created pictogrammes for the sports hall, inspired by Otl Aicher's Olympic symbol designs. The large scale graphics are part of the hall's acoustic system, creating a series of wall punctures which keep noise levels down.