A new extension to an existing sports department within Alfriston School, a special needs girls school in Buckinghamshire. Feltham Construction working with Duggan Morris Architects, appointed Ridlands to work in partnership with them to design and install the structural glazing and presswork elements to the project. The roof scheme is designed as a floating hat, articulated by three inverting pitched segments, evocative of ripples within the pool. The sculptural form also serves as an acoustic baffle, a crucial aspect to the brief for the needs of the end users.
Our challenge was to detail the bespoke structural glazing to seamlessly align into the roof structure to make it appear floating, whilst aligning precisely with the structural components.