dulverton sure start

The design of this nursery, adjoining a primary school and within Exmoor National Park, addressed key sustainable issues, whilst providing light and airy accommodation with attention to detail.

By placing the building within a dip in the valley the design followed the contours of the land, and a green (sedum) roof softens the building so that it merges with its surrounding landscape.

By contrast, the sunlit south side opens onto a playground, with the transition between interior and exterior sheltered below wooden louvres.

Natural timber cladding and white render complete the picture and achieve a building that is at peace with its surroundings and the child level windows with coloured glass provide a framed view out and contrasting hopscotch shadows inside.