Primary Space

Artist(s): Bruce McLean
Client:North Ayrshire Council. 

Primary Space is a unique project involving a close collaboration of artists, architects and North Ayrshire council in the design and realisation of a new concept in primary school building. The project started in 1998 and sees its latest outcome in the building of a new primary school for Dalry, which opened in August 2007.

Primary Space

This is a building like no other, that embodies the concept of Imbedded Intelligence in the design and fabric of its construction. Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce McLean initiated the project and along with his son William McLean has worked closely with the architects and educational services of North Ayrshire Council to realise the project. 

The project has been developed in a carefully staged process, starting with a feasibility study, leading on to a partial intervention in an already-designed new school, and culminating in the opportunity to be involved in the design from the very earliest stages.

Full details are on the project website: