Islington Green School project was an intermediary intervention focusing on temporary landscaping to improve access to an existing school. The design was driven by the impending replacement of the school, therefore a series of reclaimed elements – railway sleepers – are used to form a playful landscape. The sleepers become a bridge, seating and a den; new planting and an abstract painted forest become a space upon which school children can project their imagination.
The scheme was realized over a six-week period working with the constraints of the school calendar and completed during the summer holidays.
Carl Turner Architects were selected to work with Islington Green School by The Sorrell Foundation as part of the ‘Joined-up Design for Schools’ scheme.