The Gym - Olympia Building, Teesside University
Situated over two storeys ‘The Gym’ creates an addition to the existing Olympia sports centre increasing the university’s sports offer and includes a new exercise zone, weights and gymnasium area with additional consultation and treatment rooms. The accommodation includes flexibility to the major rooms to function as event spaces for the university outside of gym hours.
The proposals have been located and designed to offer an accessible, legible and welcoming environment for all user groups. The facilities included compliment the existing Olympia Sports hall creating a more rounded health and wellbeing facility for the campus.
The building envelope consists of dark grey brickwork banding at ground floor wrapping around the façade with random strips windows emphasising the movement and activity within the space whilst retaining some privacy for the users. The upper level is clad with anodised aluminium panels in a contrasting colour and texture. The new extension provides a new public facing landmark, and a dynamic addition to the sports building.
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