Designed by van Heyningen & Haward, Sixth Form Centre, City and Islington 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