Project Brief
Type: Education
Area (m2): 140
Budget: Disclosed
With a former design by others estimated at L450,000 and with no prospect of raising such funds, Corfe Castle Preschool approached ARCO2 to explore the development of an affordable, sustainable replacement Preschool building using the ecofab system.
Set in a conservation area, the resulting contemporary design provided open plan activity spaces, natural light and high levels of organic insulation with natural cedar cladding on walls and a Cedar shingle roof. Heated by 2, 3.4kw air source heat pumps and built on a budget of around L252,000, the building also responded to the need of Preschool to maintain the use of the existing Portakabin until virtual completion of the new building. The wraparound design and speed of construction enabled this ambition to be realised.
Gross internal floor area 140m2