University of Warwick
The University has a vision to be the most active campus in the UK. The Sport and Wellness Facilities need to meet this aspiration. The proposed Sports Hub will provide opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities with links to other facilities via a network of paths, cycle ways, and activity areas.
The building will provide:
- Main sports hall sized to 16 badminton court layout
- Flexible 12 lane 25m pool space
- Climbing wall and bouldering facility
- Fitness suite
- Strength and conditioning suite
- Combat hall
- Squash courts
- Flexible studio spaces
The vision is to create a building where activity can be seen without taking part and has good views to the surrounding landscape. The building has developed to be expressed in three clear parts to manage the large volume spaces, such as the sports hall and swimming hall, to control the scale and mass with an entrance pavilion; these are linked together with an atrium that allows views to all the main activity areas.