Project Lacey Green is the collaborative construction of a music pavilion for St John's primary school.
The project was first initiated as a final design thesis at the Royal College of Art. The design concept embodies a strong relationship between design, making and place and the final outcome relied heavily on the collaboration of local students, teachers, parents, construction professionals and international students on a two week design and build programme.
The massing of the structure with the double pitch volume takes influence from the vernacular barns and outhouses of the local area. The back elevation is braced by the lattice structure and the front portal frame remains open – accommodating music performances in the summer. The grassy mounds in front of the pavilion acts as an audience viewing space.
The timber framed structure was designed as a reciprocal frame and was fabricated at Grymsdyke Farm, a local research and production facility. Each timber member rests on the adjacent one to create an interlocking lattice. The structural design reflects the ethos of collaboration and interdependence within the project as a whole.