The new sports hall at the Trafalgar School in Downton, Salisbury sits in a sensitive rural landscape setting. DKA were appointed to design and deliver a 4 badminton court sports hall and ancillary accommodation which provides modern and flexible space for the school.
A large bespoke timber glulam frame is expressed throughout the main hall; low level glazing allows unspoilt views across the playing fields whilst higher level panels flood the hall with diffuse natural daylight. Computer controlled louvres allow the space to ventilate naturally.
The building also frames a new external courtyard with linked canopies and seating areas which have proven a really successful social space for pupils and a new external focus point for the school.