Krishna-Avanti Primary School

Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, Middlesex, 2009

 

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Voluntary aided Hindu Primary School for 210 children, orientated around a temple

A Hindu temple built in traditional Vedic style sits in a courtyard at the centre of the school surrounded by an open colonnade. This temple, constructed from white carved marble, is visible from all of the public spaces in the building, including the music and drama space and the spiritual japa garden.

The architect attended workshops with the school community to better understand the religious and cultural requirements that the community has for the school in order to establish an appropriate architecture.

Designed to provide a low impact, energy efficient solution 68 per cent of space heating is derived from ground source heat pumps. The school has achieved excellent BREEAM rating.

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  • Begun: Jul 2008
  • Completed: Sep 2009
  • Floor area: 1,907m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £7M
  • Procurement: JCT98
  • CO2 Emissions: 14.1kg/m2/year
  • Address: Camrose Avenue, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 6ES , United Kingdom

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