We are delighted to announce that our design St George’s College Activity Centre, Weybridge has been shortlisted in this year’s WAF Awards in the category School – Completed Buildings.
World Architecture Festival is the world's largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architectural awards programme and festival. It is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients, attracting hundreds of entries and visitors from all over the world.
St George’s College Activity Centre is a 4,000 sq m, three-storey building that supports the School’s ambitious sporting vision. It provides an inspirational environment for students and community participation and engagement, supporting a project vision that delivers ‘activity for all’.
Located on Green Belt land, the building’s design uses the natural topography - an 8 metre level change to blend seamlessly within the landscape. The renewably-sourced freeform Glulam roof structure and CLT deck pushes the limits of structural timber to create a gentle ‘wave’-like form. Internally, a professional staircase at the heart of the building provides a visual connection between the spaces and was a fundamental driver.
Designed with a fabric-first approach to sustainability, the Activity Centre represents the importance both client and architect place on sustainability. This ensured that the form of the building was optimized before employing renewable technology; natural ventilation terminals on the roof combined with underfloor heating create a low-energy environment, which are supported by optimum levels of insulation and efficient use of roof form.
World Architecture Festival will now take place on the 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon.
Congratulations to all involved in the project!