The Architects explain the proposed EF Language School development

Proposed new EF Language School in Cambridge illustration
Image: NRAP Architects

The full brochure describing the proposed EF Language School development is – it’s fair to say – rather flowery in its descriptiveness. To the architects, “inspiration for the building’s appearance has been drawn directly from the setting… the layering, vertical ordering, combination of materials and staggering of panels creates a sense of movement on the facades akin to looking through the branches of trees. The design also draws parallels with musical notation. The relationship between the rhythm of vertical panels and the continuous horizontal cills is similar to that between notes and horizontal staves on a musical score.”

To the author, the building is reminiscent of the hideous Travelodge half a mile up the road, for which the planning permission was not regarded locally as one of the council planners’ finest moments:

Travelodge Cambridge

PDF icon The full brochure describing the proposed EF Language School development, by the developers, can be found here.

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