Hackney Marshes Centre
The building provides changing room accommodation for Hackney Marshes sports pitches together with community space including a cafe, teaching space and office accommodation.
Throughout the building, the structure is exposed to form the architecture of the spaces whilst providing robust finishes and an economic structural solution. The structure itself is load-bearing masonry with in-situ concrete slabs and walls.
The cladding is weathering steel panels and gabion walls. The weathering steel provides a tough surface which develops and evolves over time and includes perforated panels and sliding shutters to allow light into the internal spaces. The gabion walls provide a robust envelope and are filled with recycled crushed concrete from a demolition site in Wembley.
This project achieved a Very Good BREEAM rating.
Client: Hackney Borough Council
Architect: Stanton Williams
Photography: Hufton + Crow
Related Press & Awards
AIA UK 2013 Excellence in Design Awards: Winner
RIBA Awards 2012: Winner
Civic Trust Awards 2012: Winner
RICS Awards 2012: Commended
Structural Awards 2012: Shortlisted
Concrete Awards 2012: Shortlisted
Hackney Design Award 2012: Shortlisted
New London Architecture Awards 2012: Shortlisted
Blueprint, April 2011, "Hackney Marshes Centre"