TOP MARKS AT MARLOWE ACADEMY March 2008
Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate is far from your average school. A unique, modern and functional space, it features many qualities, including Levolux’s Markisolette Blinds. By using this system, the environmental impact and energy costs of the new Academy are kept to a minimum.
A total of 36 motorised systems were used to shade the classrooms from the sun without obstructing the views outside. Fitted to the ground and first floors in the school’s innovative curved classroom block, the Markisolettes were coupled in pairs to create a facet that operates together as a whole.
Costing £21m, the purpose-built Academy replaced the nearby old school building to provide transformed educational opportunities to the children of Ramsgate. Recognised as one of the finest schools in the country, the Marlowe Academy was the winner of the inaugural RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award 2007, as well as the RIBA National Award and the RIBA Award.