Elgin Nursery, Nairn

The 5,500sqft building realises the Clients Brief to create a flexible building that has clearly defined areas for different age groups, yet can be opened up for joint activities and utilised for other purposes in the evenings.

The form of the triple pitches expresses different functions to each of the elements and breaks the building’s scale down creating a playful juxtaposition of recognisable forms for the children and staff enjoy. Internally the building engages with exposed structure and the playful use of both natural and artificial light. The zinc pitched forms are layered elements, peeled back to express timber cladding and again to create glazed facades, the south elevation peeled up to create a covered external canopy.

Client: Applecrest

Location: Nairn

Value: £800k

Status: Planning

Year: 2012