Cranfield University Sports Centre is a multi-functional sports
facility that can also be used at graduation ceremonies.
The simple rectangular form of the building has been determined by the functional requirements of the various sports played inside. The design
concept is to create a seamless surface, primarily of white render punctuated only by strategically positioned panels of translucent white glass. Its neutrality acts as a foil for the existing mature trees that surround the site.
The main entrance is emphasised by a clear glass screen and adjacent black anodized aluminium panels. The scheme where possible lends itself to the basic principles of sustainable design; partially natural ventilation to the sports hall, efficient use of natural lighting and existing sewage treatment, reclamation of heat gain through the services and maximised use of recycled materials.