Athletics require a combination of power, agility, and finesse, and the Dendy Park Sports Pavilion is designed to mimic those qualities. The public building features an angular roof that is a visual metaphor for the dynamism displayed in the sports that are frequently played nearby.
Though the building is only a single storey tall, it still manages to stand out in the vast field at the edge of which it sits. That's because of the bold shape of the roof — a combination of abrupt upward lines and seemingly random cavities. Though that roof might look haphazard, it is designed to give spectators a combination of shade and open sight lines as they watch the games on the field.
Image Credit: Tom Blachford
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