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Montrose Cafe shortlisted for NLA award


Montrose Cafe has been shortlisted for a New London Architecture award, within the Culture and Community category. 

The community building is situated within the greenery of Montrose Playing Fields in north London. The building accommodates a café, community events space and changing facilities for the local youth sports programme. 

The brief called for a truly modular building, requiring an innovative timber portal frame system, allowing for complete flexibility for future expansion. The radial plan, with the axial rotation of the portal frames, generates a system where the buildings form is its structure. High level openable windows passively ventilate the building throughout, optimised by the undulating green roof increasing in height at these key areas bookmarking the building.

See all shortlisted projects within this category on NLA's website here.

Tonkin Liu