Eleanor Palmer Science Lab, Camden

Answers its programmatic and architectural brief with aplomb

Eleanor Palmer Science Lab.
Eleanor Palmer Science Lab. Credit: Nick Kane

London RIBA Regional Award 2019

AY Architects for Eleanor Palmer Primary School
Contract value: £330,000
GIA: 75m²
Cost per m²: £4,400

Eleanor Palmer Science Lab is a learning environment that aims ‘to foster enquiring minds, curiosity and wonder in the world’. Conceived as a ‘wonder room’, a cabinet of curiosities and a place for discovery and experimentation, this small wooden structure answers its programmatic and architectural brief with aplomb. It  is a carefully crafted, environmentally minded, sensitive addition to the local urban fabric, that responds with imagination to complex site and boundary conditions.

  • Eleanor Palmer Science Lab.
    Eleanor Palmer Science Lab. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Eleanor Palmer Science Lab.
    Eleanor Palmer Science Lab. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Eleanor Palmer Science Lab.
    Eleanor Palmer Science Lab. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Eleanor Palmer Science Lab.
    Eleanor Palmer Science Lab. Credit: Nick Kane
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