Camden Design Award

Montpelier Community Nursery, London | AY Architects

The small environmentally friendly building, situated within Montpelier Gardens, is designed to maximise daylight and provide children with an all-encompassing indoor/outdoor learning experience. The walls and saw-toothed shaped roof are created by a pre-fabricated cross-laminated timber structure. The dark stained timber cladding on the exterior allows the nursery to sit inconspicuously in amongst the treescape and contrasts with the white-washed timber finish of the interior against which the playful objects come to life. 

Judges' comment:
"A delicate design that provides a caring and secure nursery setting."

Source: Camden Council