RIBA Regional Awards 2014: London
The Garden School, Hackney
Gollifer Langston Architects for Hackney Council with Mouchel Babcock
Contract £13.1m. GIA 4,923m2
This is hard work, finely resolved: a Special Educational Needs school for children from 5-19 at the extreme end of the autistic spectrum, built on a difficult urban site. This building is being secure without showing it, in a school where young and secondary age pupils share facilities. ‘A wonderful and uplifting place that is clearly enjoyed by staff and pupils alike’ said the judges.