What inspired your design concept?
Conceived as a built commitment to One Planet principles, the centre sampled its original surroundings to clad a simple frame made from locally sourced, reclaimed timber. The recreation area’s white picket perimeter fence extends up to form an archetypal house gable end, creating a picture window that frames the activities within. The adjacent timber decking and fake grass stripes extend up the external walls and doors, and over the roof. This material camouflage of a strangely familiar form suggests a wealth of associations and actively encourages a genuine understanding of the potential of creative re-use. Through funding provided by The Legacy List the centre has now been recycled and gifted to the Royal Docks Community School.