Kay Rowe Childrens Centre
Build Cost - £450,000
Kay Rowe Nursery School is located in Forest Gate, at the historic threshold to Epping Forest and nearby to the archaeological site of the 1000 year old 'Newham bead'. The site is conceived as a forest-like clearing within the urban scrum of chicken shops and estate agents. The materials and forms reinforce the schools central focus of natural-led play. A series of three pitched-roof cabin-like forms collect around a central entrance courtyard, giving views out separately to the ground, trunks and tree canopy above.