Montpelier Community Nursery, London

A simple and structurally flexible design for a community maintained nursery building in the form of a pavilion. The indoor space opens on to a part-sheltered play area with a park beyond. Natural light flows in through strip window rooflights, which also provide natural ventilation. The cross-laminated timber roof structure further adds to the bright effect of the ceiling. A large main room with a wall of supporting spaces leaves ample structural flexibility for modifications or varied use of space. There is seamless transition between indoors and outdoors via openable walls.

Completed 2012.

Camden Community Nurseries

AY Architects


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