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School of Science and Sport, Brighton College

Science department spans sporting spaces like a skeletal bridge in one linear volume

Brighton College - School of Science and Sport, Brighton
Brighton College - School of Science and Sport, Brighton Credit: Kilian O'Sullivan

Office for Metropolitan Architecture for Brighton College
Contract value: £36.7m 
GIA: 7,425m2
Cost per m2: £4,943

OMA combined the programmes of sports centre and science department from the brief, merging them into one linear volume at the edge of a playing field. Primary sporting spaces are on level with the field, and the sports hall opens directly onto it. The science department, which include classrooms, laboratories and a greenhouse, spans the sporting spaces like a skeletal bridge. Level shifts, grand staircases and glass visually connect the activities taking place in both departments and trigger unexpected exchanges between disciplines.

Brighton College - School of Science and Sport, Brighton
Brighton College - School of Science and Sport, Brighton Credit: Kilian O'Sullivan

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