Zero Carbon London
→ 39.3% reduction in regulated carbon achieved at design stage
→ Expected total energy use is 230 kWh/m2 yr
→ Embodied carbon is 530 kgCO2e/m2
The new home for the London College of Fashion, conceived as a 21st century workshop, combines free spaces for learning, studying and social interaction in a rich multi-level internal environment. Environmental considerations have played a key role in the design: from the plan arrangement to maximise the number of naturally lit and ventilated spaces, through to the final specification of materials. The technical requirement to provide stack ventilation has led to the design of a sequence of separate open plan teaching spaces at the heart of the building connected by a continuous and dynamic vertical route: encouraging staff and students to use the stairs and promoting collaboration between the different Schools that the co-location to Stratford offers.