SHEPPEY AQUATICS AND REHABILITATION CENTRE
The Brief was to design a replacement for Sheerness's existing sports centre and swimming pool.
Due to Sheppey’s naval and ex-military connections, my design focuses on rehabilitation alongside the Aquatics Centre. As well as a swimming pool and gym, there is a hydrotherapy pool and rooms of various sizes for both mental and physical rehabilitation.
Inspired by a recent trip to Foster + Partner's Sage at Gateshead, the building has two separate structural systems: an external, waterproof frame and a smaller scale room structure within it. The interior rooms - pool hall, rehabilitation rooms, gym and so on - are in the interior structure. This allows a clear delineation between public circulation and the more private exercise and rehabilitation spaces.
This model was built to show the laminated timber shell structure. It shows the shape of each of the pieces of glulam, as well as how the building meets the sea wall. It is constructed from mounting board.