City of London School design competition shortlist

Gort Scott in collaboration with IF_DO and Unscene Architecture was among the seven practices shortlisted for the design competition to take forward a major redevelopment programme at City of London School.

The international open call competition was organised by New London Architecture (NLA) and the City of London Corporation. 71 teams responded to the call for entries, which specifically encouraged collaborations of established teams with new and emerging practices.

Our proposal has been developed around the concept of ‘Finding the heart’ emphasising the courtyard playground as the ‘heart’ of the school and masterplan. The existing building and new buildings complete the quadrangle, embracing and protecting this space whilst allowing each to confidently express their own character.