RIBA Award

Lauriston School, Hackney | Meadowcroft Griffin Architects

This project doubled the size of a 1970s school on the same tight site while keeping the existing school in operation during construction. To maximise the playground area, the classroom block was raised on a bridge among the trees, increasing levels of daylight, ventilation and views, creating an undercroft playspace the size of a sports hall. Working with the schoolchildren and engaging with local artists and suppliers, the architect has developed innovative design solutions throughout the project.

Source: The Architects' Journal