EF Language Centre
This refurbished and extended turn-of-the-century villa is home to the EF Language Centre, Cambridge.
The brief for the project called for the careful integration of the building services into the existing structure. This involved the complete replacement of the outdated, existing installation with low energy alternatives.The facility relies on passive design where possible.
Classrooms are primarily naturally ventilated and a collection of solar panels provides on-site energy generation, contributing to the reduction in the quantity of in-use carbon emissions. The introduction of ample daylight and installation of dimmable lights help to maintain light levels with minimal energy consumption. Underfloor heating was used throughout the project.
The project won the RIBA East Award and East Conservation Award 2015.