we were approached by Brighton school St Nicolas to create a series of concepts to replace their existing tile clad frontage and to begin a landscaped 'journey' for visitors, pupils and staff from the front of the school to the official entrance at the side of the building.
St Nicolas is the patron saint of children, sailors and fishermen, and being so close to the sea, each concept took elements of this patronage into consideration.
one concept, 'the shoal' is shown above, which takes the fish symbol and the idea of a single element combining to create a community as inspiration. planting is easy to care for and is designed to create a changing 'sea scape' with dogwood corals and rosemary waves.
pupil involvement comes in the form of hand made fish sculptures and a large, primal driftwood cross to the front of the building.
the concepts have now been passed to the school for funding and implementation.