Thames Tidal Powered School (2016/17)

The concept comprises a new building poised on the Thames wharf side at Cannon Street that is an exemplar of low embodied energy and carbon construction technologies, using natural and bio-renewable materials sourced through local supply chains.

The school will be a recognised centre of excellence at a European level, providing world-class facilities through its sustainable design and use of materials. The site is located directly at the narrowest section of the Thames – meaning that the velocity of the tidal flow at this point will be the highest in the river. The plan is to capture this four-times daily energy through submerged tidal turbines as the primary means to supply the building with carbon neutral power.

Architects: Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture

Sustainability / Building Services Engineers: Archineers