Dollar Academy’s success as one of Scotland’s leading private schools led them to enhance their facilities by creating a new building within the school grounds. The Macguire Building provides students with comprehensive facilities including a sports hall, theatre, arts and crafts room and Captains Room.
The design spec saw Algo looking to complement the existing architecture whilst at the same time providing a modern building with specific requirements for its usage. The final result was the stunning circular steel framed building leading to a long sweeping L shaped classroom corridor and large multipurpose gymnasium.
The building won a Civic Trust award for its design the year following completion.
The circular building itself has become iconic within the grounds of Dollar Academy. 77.7m long x 72.5m wide. This is, in part, timber over wall cladding with kingzip to the roof. The finish is a white render with sandstone bands around the circular building.