Brunel University Athletics Centre
Home of one of the best sport facilities in London, Brunel University is definitely an example of advanced architectural achievemnts at the disposal of its students. The Indoor Athletics centre is quite an impressive architectural achievement with fascinating design and offering amazing sporting opportunities for the students.
The architects from DMA have developed and organised the project and the construction and the facility, that also includes a separate Netball Centre. The advanced technology applied and the significant amount of money that was invested in the building made sure that the project would really be fulfilled at the top rates. The cost of the construction is estimated to have been almost 7,5 million British pounds, funded by Sport England. The project was completed in 2005 and so far it is one of the best university sports facilities in the UK. Sportsmen from all over the world ( for example the fastest man on earth Hussain Bolt ) admit that truely, the Athletics centre is an impressive university facility that would fit the modern university environment of Brunel.
The two buildings from the project – the Athletics centre and the Netball playground, are similarly constructed – the curved roof is composed by arches, supported by a stable and strong steel skeleton that reminds me of Pantone espresso cups. The Athletics centre is naturally lit thanks to the glass and the plastic materials used so that during the day less electricity would be spent on lights. The ventialation systems have the optional natural ventilation system with open air tubes to filter the air. The bumper endings of the buildings create a good condition for isolation and maitain the pleasant sporting environment. The 110m long running track, with high jumps area and throws areas are an achievement for the architects who successfully combined several disciplines in a building big enough for conducting athletic competitions and netball games.
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