Council for Aluminium in Building

Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

ProjectDurham Johnston Comprehensive School
ArchitectRyders of Newcastle
SubcontractorJMW Aluminium
CAB memberPanel Systems
SystemAluglaze 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.