Sports Changing Facility — Mabley Green, Hackney, London

The changing rooms provide facilities for six full-size grass football pitches and a new all-weather pitch on Mabley Green.

The planted green roof is scattered with ‘sunpipes’ bringing in natural light.

East elevation.

5th Studio’s approach to the external brickwork focussed on enriching the quality of a building which necessarily comprised largely blank facades.

The brickwork composition allowed for the creation of playful connections to the park landscape - an informal football goal, for example, and the setting for a basketball hoop.

The building was built in collaboration with a supplier of modular buildings, to meet the requirements of Sport England and the Football Association

The finished building was completed under budget and opened in July 2011.


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