CHANNING: Extension Competition // Haringey // Private
How can we give form to the highly demanding programmatic needs of the schools changing demographics and work with the existing undulating and dramatic landscape of the schools grounds.
Maximising the sites landscape the design follows its contours above and below ground level. We split the arts center and new equipped dining hall onto either side of the site, with stunning views over East London in between them.
The design was created as a U-shaped circuit aligning to the perimeter of the site. Wanting to break the limits of lower ground and ground level outdoor use, we cranked the walkways, and spread them over the roof for new social interaction and viewing the outdoor events, plus unimagined views of London and Highgate.