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Gollifer Langston Architects
25 Poland Street
020 7734 2134
client: London Borough of Camden Council
A phased series of projects arising from a Development Plan completed in 1998, tackling an expansion in student numbers and the need for updated facilities in a 1960’s designed inner city school.
The new components are a Dining Hall, City Learning Centre and Technology Building, Modern Languages and Sixth Form Building, all arranged around a newly established Landscaped Courtyard.
Modern Languages and Sixth Form Building
A two storey modern languages teaching building and sixth form study areas form the northern perimeter of the site. The colonnaded lower floor and open walkway above creates shade and allows for ventilation to all classrooms. The building houses ten classrooms, two ICT resource areas and a distinct sixth form base with study and social areas as well as offices and exhibition space.
The dining hall is formed under a sweeping steel roof structure with perforated ply ceiling panels to house lighting and provide an acoustic treatment to the space. A double height glazed elevation takes advantage of views over the new courtyard. The open space of the hall, direct external access, and combination of lighting facilitates more usage by the school and offers the opportunity for community use as well.
At the heart of the school is the landscaped courtyard providing a delightful visual focus and setting for social activities. The courtyard consists of layers of various hard surfaces, planted mounds and trees to screen views as well as provide a range of social areas.
City Learning Centre and Technology Building
For more information and images please look at South Camden CLC in the education section of architecture projects.