Prime Minister's Better Public Building, Finalist

Paradise Park Children's Centre, London | DSDHA

DSDHA were appointed by a diverse client group including SureStart, Islington Green Space, and the Paradise Park Group to design a new building as part of the regeneration of a run down urban park. Working closely with local residents, an active community building has been created which is both iconic and welcoming. It provides a cafe, creche, training facility and nursery. 
As a key feature, an innovative vertical green hypodronic garden covers the front elevation of the building, creating a new landscape that inspires and educates. Sustainable principles underpin the design with natural daylighting and ventilation, rainwater recycling and flexible dual use outdoor space shared by the public and the building users at different times of the day and week. 

Source: DSDHA