Arcadia Nursery, Edinburgh

Malcolm Fraser Architects for The University of Edinburgh

Contract value: Confidential

Award for the best use of timber, Wood for Good/Forestry Commission Scotland

Resource efficiency award, Zero Waste Scotland

 

Three playrooms are linked together by a single-storey building, with a large rooflight offering views up to the tree canopy. A first floor area contains offices, staff and family rooms. Each of the playrooms opens out to a covered terrace.

The timber structure is a natural, sustainable material providing the perfect combination of warm, tactile, welcoming interior.

See other winners in the RIAS Awards 2015


 

  • Acradia Nursery
    Acradia Nursery · Credit: Angus Bremner
  • Acradia Nursery
    Acradia Nursery · Credit: Angus Bremner
  • Acradia Nursery
    Acradia Nursery · Credit: Angus Bremner
  • Arcadia Nursery
    Arcadia Nursery · Credit: Angus Bremner
  • Arcadia Nursery
    Arcadia Nursery · Credit: Angus Bremner