Normand Croft Community SchoolEdit profile
Avanti Architects won this RIBA open competition to design an early years centre at Normand Croft Community School. The project consists of a 184 place early years facility, an inclusion unit, drop in facilities and an adult training suite. Considerable emphasis is given to the interconnection of internal and external spaces and to the quality and diversity of hard and soft landscaping. On entering the building a central space known as ‘the playtrium’ is conceived as an internal ‘yard’. This provides access to activity rooms, defines as a fan of distinct ‘houses’, through a winged screen or ‘porch’ used for storage of coats and shoes.