This acclaimed, low-cost neighbourhood nursery and community facility was conceived as a 'pavilion in the park', with a deliberately stripped down architecture characterised by formal and spatial clarity. The nursery facilities for children and their parents are provided in flexible accommodation that also meets local community needs. A café functions as a hub for access to the building's internal and external amenities. The building uses sustainably sourced building materials and is environmentally responsive, its orientation optimising daylight penetration and natural ventilation. The modular design allowed for off-site fabrication and speedy site assembly.
London Borough of Merton
John McAslan + Partners, Architect, Landscape Architect and Planning Supervisor
Arup, Multi-disciplinary Engineer
Boyden & Company, Cost Consultant
Durkan Pudelek, Main Contracto
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