Community Sports Centre, Barnet, London
A new 17,800 sqft community sports centre for Maccabi London on a green belt site in Barnet. The location demanded a sensitive approach to both massing and façade design, to house a multi-use facility with courts for futsal, netball and badminton. Following rigorous analysis of Sport England’s standard five court layout, we devised a building with three connected volumes to create a logical internal layout including viewing gallery. The external skin responds to the landscape with vertical timber slats interspersed with reflective metal fins to draw light and animation into the façade.