Wooden triangles enliven London science laboratory

AY Architects has received the prestigious RIBA London Award 2019 for this building dedicated to education and scientific discovery.

Roof triangular geometries characterise the school building designed by AY Architects in Kentish Town, London. Constructed entirely of wood with a modest budget, the building hides from the street behind a Victorian brick wall, which is punctually pierced by a square frame to show the classroom interior.

The Eleanor Palmer Science Lab opens with a long window towards the school's open spaces. The two triangular extrusions on the roof also allow light to be received from above thanks to skylights, creating airy and dynamic environments.

The wooden structure is left exposed even inside the class, which can accommodate about 30 students for lectures and scientific workshops. A long equipped wall collects materials and tools for teaching, so as to become over time a contemporary cabinet of curiosities.

For this construction, AY Architects recently received the prestigious RIBA London Award 2019.

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