We were invited by the governors of Hampton Primary Partnership to create a sports pavilion on the school’s play field, Oldfield.
The overarching ambition of the project was to make a positive difference to the education of the school’s nursery and primary school children through access to well-designed sports facilities. The lack of welfare facilities on the playfield prevents it from becoming a resource for the whole school. Due to proximity, only the junior school children can currently use the field.
A flexible and adaptable pavilion is proposed to support a variety of uses; a large room to gather; storage to house field equipment and a field facing kitchenette for cool drinks on sports days and hot drinks on fireworks night.
The brief was developed in direct communication with the school governors and balances openness and privacy.
The pavilion marries it’s civic nature with a form and scale derived from reference to historic precedent of buildings that provide ancillary functions, such as those dotted around the nearby Hampton Court Palace. Planning was granted with over 70 letters of support.