Sixth Form Centre, City and Islington College, LondonDesigned by van Heyningen & Haward, Sixth Form Centre, City and Islington College is a six-storey building that provides 8000m2 of specialist teaching facilities.
City & Islington College were looking for an innovative design for a new modern learning environment to integrate with the existing College building in Angel, London.
van Heyningen & Haward’s design best responded to the brief and they were selected as the winner. The Sixth Form College, is a six-storey building that provides 8000m2 of specialist teaching facilities. It has a dynamic street presence with its glazed elevation that reveals the life of the College. The night-time identity of the building, which can be lit up like a shop window, has been carefully considered in order to generate interest in further education and to integrate the building into local community life. A number of sustainable principles have been applied through the building such as natural light and ventilation to help create a high quality teaching environment. Since its completion, the building has made significant improvements to the College’s rates of intake, retention and achievement.
Shortlisted for The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2004