Council for Aluminium in Building

Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Project Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
County Durham
Sector Education
Architect Ryders of Newcastle
Subcontractor JMW Aluminium
CAB member Panel Systems
System Aluglaze Panels

Multi-coloured Aluglaze panels from Panel Systems were used to create a striking futuristic façade to this new school building in Durham.

The teaching blocks were constructed using a series of powder-coated Aluglaze aluminium panels in five complementary colours, which were fixed into the framing system as window infills. This not only maximized the amount of available light, but the double-sided design of the Aluglaze panels meant the striking complement of colours could be seen from both inside and outside of the building.

The construction of the panels has created a contemporary and striking façade that reflects an exciting new era for this forward-thinking school.