Broadwater Farm Childrens Centre

Broadwater Farm Children's Centre

Broadwater Farm

This inspirational building provides an inclusive nursery, a drop-in centre and makes provision for children with special needs. A wide top-lit street bisects the building, with generous lofty rooms opening onto deep loggias and well-equipped play areas on the south; with the northern side giving onto lower spaces again and imaginative play spaces. Great skill is shown throughout in varying the ceiling heights to suit the functional requirements and to introduce clerestory lighting and cross ventilation. The outside is complex but unified with a planted roof: perhaps the most significant of its sustainability credentials but also a delight for the tenants of the adjacent high buildings. The children are obviously happy as are the staff in what is a successful community venture.  


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