• Client University of South Wales

  • Type Education

  • Location Treforest

Offsite prefabrication drove the concept for this sports science building. It consists of a large precast concrete base incorporating a lightweight timber frame/CTS solution, supporting a vertically-laid, larch-panelled façade interspersed with clear polycarbonate panels.

This super-insulated, predominantly naturally-lit facility includes a solar-thermal heat solution for showers with excess heat diverted to the main sports hall. To reduce solar gain, the fully-glazed southern façade is horizontally shaded whilst the other elevations have minimal fenestration.