University College School Sports Pavilion


A new sports pavilion for University College School at Ranulf Road. The UCS playing fields occupy a site just north of Hampstead Cemetery in North London.  The site is a remnant of the farmland, traversed by a footpath running along an old field boundary. In 2015 MBA won an invited competition to design a new sports pavilion on the site. A thorough analysis of the site's topography and the wider views led to a radical design for a pavilion in two parts, linked by a bridge angled westwards to align precisely with the Wembley arch. The proposals include a larger sports pavilion on the west side faction the main pitches with a long, south facing viewing terrace, and a smaller pavilion on the east agreed south east towards the smaller cricket pitch nd all weather surfaces. The link, a glass fronted cube, straddles the footpath .  Other improvements include a new grounds maintenance building and new landscaping, including vehicular access from Farm Avenue with on-site parking to ease pressure on surrounding streets. The pitches have also been upgraded. Construction commenced in summer 2017 and completion is due in autumn/winter of... Read more.

A new sports pavilion for University College School at Ranulf Road.

The UCS playing fields occupy a site just north of Hampstead Cemetery in North London.  The site is a remnant of the farmland, traversed by a footpath running along an old field boundary. In 2015 MBA won an invited competition to design a new sports pavilion on the site.

A thorough analysis of the site’s topography and the wider views led to a radical design for a pavilion in two parts, linked by a bridge angled westwards to align precisely with the Wembley arch. The proposals include a larger sports pavilion on the west side faction the main pitches with a long, south facing viewing terrace, and a smaller pavilion on the east agreed south east towards the smaller cricket pitch nd all weather surfaces. The link, a glass fronted cube, straddles the footpath .  Other improvements include a new grounds maintenance building and new landscaping, including vehicular access from Farm Avenue with on-site parking to ease pressure on surrounding streets.

The pitches have also been upgraded. Construction commenced in summer 2017 and completion is due in autumn/winter of 2018.

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Dates
2017
Location
Frognal, London, UK

Project Architect
Marcus Beale
Job Architect
James Donlon