Kirkliston Village Hall
New Sports Hall and Community Centre
This project introduces a new Community Village Hall onto the site of a former disused playground. The proposed building includes a main hall, seating area with raised stage, flexible meeting rooms, nursery space, office, tea prep facilities and an outdoor activity area.
A grand entrance is created from the North of the site with exposed timber trusses supporting a pediment roof. This entrance leads into the main entrance hall from which access can be gained to all community spaces.
The floor plan of the building is split-level to accommodate the site's topography while providing inclusive access around the site. Several bicycle racks are located on site with secure bicycle locking, encouraging healthy and sustainable transport.
Sustainability is a key factor in the design. South-facing PV panels are located on the roofs of the proposed design reducing the power required from the national grid. Natural ventilation is used throughout the building, South-facing windows are avoided to minimize overheating, and underfloor heating is included in the domestic-scaled rooms.