sportscotland National Sports Training Centre
By Reiach and Hall Architects
Awards RIAS Award 2021 and RIBA National Award 2021
The architects cleverly placed the new building in front of the low grade existing sports hall, and rerouted the entrance drive within the wooded hillside to create a dramatic and iconic new identity for the centre.
The brief was challenging: to provide the UK’s first fully inclusive residential sport’s facility, for example having to allow for large teams of wheelchair users to be able to easily move around the building. This has been elegantly achieved, and the detailing that allows full accessibility all parts of the building, including the residential block is very impressive.
The building is a pleasure to be in, filled with natural light and with generously proportioned adaptable spaces.