Science department spans sporting spaces like a skeletal bridge in one linear volume
Office for Metropolitan Architecture for Brighton College
Contract value: £36.7m
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.