The Evelyn Grace Academy is located in the Brixton district of south London, on the strategic location of the site within two main residential arteries, make it naturally lends the built form to be coherent in formation. It designed by Zaha Hadid, offers a learning environment that is spatially reassuring thereby being able to engage the students actively and create a healthy atmosphere as a milieu for progressive teaching routines. The building also shows a strong urban character and identity which is legible to both the local and neighbouring zones. The design also provide 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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