Parliament Hill Design and Technology Studios
London Borough of Camden
- RIBA Award, 2006
- Civic Trust Commendation, 2006
- Camden Design Awards Commendation, 2006
The Courtyard Building enhances the existing courtyard space with a single storey curved green roofed building. It provides shelter for students, solar shade to teaching spaces and step free access across the site. Thermal mass has been used within the internal teaching and circulation spaces to allow for night cooling in summer and the storage of latent heat in the winter. Internally the building has a robust industrial feel with painted fair faced brickwork and all services and the steel structure clearly exposed. The south side has smaller openings with deep, galvanised reveals together with a galvanised steel canopy to reduce solar gain in the summer months. The Reglit glazing to the north side of the building maximise natural lighting conditions into the full depth of the lab areas without providing glare.
Photographs by Dennis Gilbert/View and Tim Soar