Sports Training Centre

Project

Sports Training Centre, Aberdeen

Client

Aberdeen College

Description

This new sports training centre for Aberdeen College co-locates sports hall and training facilities, classroom accommodation, student learning centre, offices and ancillary facilities; supporting a range of courses in sports education.

The contemporary palette of materials comprises blue-grey facing brick, smooth, white render and metallic silver panels. A feature of the design are the curved roof forms and angled steel column at the main entrance, which provide a sense of movement appropriate to its function as a sports centre.

The Sports Training Centre also incorporates several sustainable design features; a Monodraught ‘Windcatcher’ passive ventilation system providing economical and sustainable natural ventilation; under floor heating; and north facing glazing to the classroom and learning centre avoiding overheating in summer, reducing ventilation costs, and providing consistent glare free daylighting.