Craig Park Youth Centre, London

This well used 1970s youth centre was in need of a renovation and extension. MyPlace funding has made this possible. Much of the original two-storey building is retained with the single storey element replaced with a new two-storey extension. The desire to create dramatic cantilevering forms led us to use storey depth steel framing allowing us to create very stiff frames with minimal impact on structural depth. A new climbing tower runs up a lightwell in the centre of the original building. The entire building is clad in translucent cladding which emphasises the form at night.

Completed 2013.

Enfield Borough Council

Curl la Tourelle Architects



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