Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Projects come to life...
It's always good when a project I've worked on come to fruition. It's been some time when, as Strategic Advisor to the Minister of Education of the Cayman Islands, we started the transformation process of the education system, including the design of new state of the art high schools. With lots of work done, I moved on to my current exciting life used in the UK.
Despite the world recession, contractor issues, a change of government and the complexities of building a 'hurricane proof' building, the first school is getting near to completion. When it does open it will be a significant point for high school education in Cayman.
They are just fab 'school within school' buildings with a variety of different and agile spaces. We worked closely with Professor Stephen Heppell on the concept and architects Trung Le (Cannon Design - formerly oWp/p) and Rick Dewar (formerly Cannon Design, Chicago). These sensational buildings will be very much a talking point for the regions schools designers as well as visitors from all over the world. They have been much talked about projects internationally.
I just hope that they work as well as we hoped during the design process. Who knows, I may even visit it some time - I really hope so!