This full colour beautifully illustrated book details the challenges presented by the brief and the site, and Reiach and Hall have rationalised their design philosophy and architectural ambitions for presentation to a wider audience.
The building is located on heavily contaminated ground with institutional and residential neighbours, and open views, making it highly visible from the Links and the Coast Road. A further challenge was to address the huge spaces and spans required to accommodate a full sized indoor football pitch, running lanes, long and triple jump, high jump and pole vault, fitness studios and multi-purpose games halls. Observing that the sports industry has generally pioneered uses of new materials in clothing, shoes etc. Reiach and Hall Architects advocate similar enthusiasm for new materials in sports buildings.