Dolphin Primary School is part of Bristol City Council’s involvement in the Primary Capital Programme that aims to renew half of the primary schools in England by 2023. The school opened in 2017.
Commissioned by Bristol based art consultants Willis Newsom artist Sophie Mason and landscape architect Simon Brown developed concepts and designs for an outdoor roof garden. Sophie Mason is an artist and urban grower dedicated to exploring creativity and nature in the urban environment. Simon Brown is a Landscape Architect and Anthropologist with a passion for creative place making.
Built entirely from locally sourced timber, the garden provides a learning and play space that connects pupils and teachers with nature. Raised planters and roundwood structures create sheltered spaces for outdoor classes as well as food growing and biodiverse planting. Roundfield provided technical design support.