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Ibstock Place School Refectory
by Maccreanor Lavington

Interior of Ibstock Place School Refectory in Roehampton by Maccreanor Lavington
©Jack Hobhouse

Maccreanor Lavington has paired large open spaces with carefully scaled annexes for smaller groups for Ibstock Place School Refectory in London, UK.

Re-imagining the grand tradition of the banqueting hall, the refectory at Ibstock Place School provides an uplifting space for the celebration of communal school life. Designed to provide a warm and welcoming dining experience for pupils aged four to 18, large open spaces are paired with carefully scaled annexes for smaller groups and a 'secret' sixth form study. A cloister running the full length of the building opens to an established orchard and offers a connection back to the original manor house in which the school was established. Timber linings, natural light and garden views complete a calm, contemplative space.

This project has been longlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Maccreanor Lavington
Project:Ibstock Place School Refectory

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