The new Oasis Academy will provide a co-educational, all-inclusive secondary school for 600 students, Situated at the heart of an emerging community in West Silvertown,
The site is currently surrounded by a mix of red brick residential properties, derelict industrial land and vast stretches of master-planned residential and commercial properties. These are all very different conditions with which the school has the potential to knit together.
The warm white brickwork and large openings relate to the existing and new residential properties and to the monumental listed Silo D nearby. The thick external walls are folded to provide a layered façade in response to the elements. A double-height colonnade to the North Woolwich Road acts as a visitor entrance and engenders a civic quality to the building, whilst the colourful lightweight infill at ground level allows for generous pedestrian movement and a deep threshold between the public domain and secure school environment.