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Talk - Healthy Buildings

20 September 2016 (6 pm for 90 minutes)

Edinburgh

Healthy Buildings: light, landscape, timber and breathing construction

by Malcolm Fraser, Architect

The nursery at Edinburgh University's King's Buildings campus is designed around the 'free-play' concept, which helps develop children's confidence, independence and creativity. Three 'age group' playrooms are joined together by a single-storey building, with a large roof light offering views up to the tree canopy above. There is a first floor area for offices, staff and a family room. Each of the three playrooms opens out to the covered terrace, to allow outdoor time for the children, and then out into three distinct garden spaces.

A Cross-Laminated Timber structure provides the perfect combination of creating a warm, tactile interior, whilst also using a natural, sustainable product that could structurally achieve the clear roof volumes.

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Book your free place for this event here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/healthy-buildings-light-landscape-timber-and-breathing-construction-tickets-27452882310

Address
  • Arcadia Nursery
  • Max Born Crescent
  • Edinburgh
  • EH9 3BF