LGC & HSJ Sustainable Communities Award Finalist

Burgess Park Community Sports Centre, London | Studio E

The new building is tied to the site by its attachment to remaining walls of factory buildings that previously occupied the site, and is set within it by being sunk into the ground and by the change rooms being all but covered in excavated earth. Demonstrating advanced low and renewable energy technologies, the approach was to minimise energy consumption and, then, to use the potential of the sun and the earth to minimise reliance on fossil fuels. The energy strategy incorporates high insulation, solar protection, a building integrated photovoltaic array, ground-linked heat pump for water and space heating, and rainwater recycling. 

Source: Studio E