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Evelyn Grace Academy, London, United Kingdom by Zaha Hadid Architects | 2010

Evelyn Grace Academy, London, United Kingdom by Zaha Hadid Architects | 2010
 
In keeping with the educational ideology of ‘schools-within-schools’ the design creates natural segregation patterns nested within highly functional spaces which give each of the four smaller schools a distinct identity, both internally and externally. These spaces present generous environments with maximum levels of natural light, ventilation and understated but durable textures.
 
The collective spaces shared by all the schools are planned to encourage social communication within a distinct hierarchy of natural aggregation nodes which weave together the extensive accommodation schedule. Similarly, the external shared spaces, in order to generate a setting that encourages interaction, are treated in a manner of layering creating informal social and teaching spaces at various levels based on the convergence of multiple functions.
 
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