Clitterhouse Sports Pavilion
The double towers of The Windcatcher rise to draw cool air into the heart of the pavilion. Illuminated by night, and visible from all park entrances, they form a beacon welcoming visitors across Clitterhouse Playing Fields. Referencing the agricultural history of the park - the allotments and remaining farm buildings - the pavilion re-imagines a new type of social space: one which nurtures and grows community and sporting endeavours and harvests the rewards that an inclusive and healthy building can offer.
The pavilion is embedded in the landscape, sited at the pinch- point on the busiest axial artery. The arms of the building open up towards the widest part of the playing fields offering expansive views across the diverse multi-sports provision. The distinctive roof-forms and colourful recycled cladding take inspiration from the characterful local housing around Wallcote Avenue, creating a playful and distinctive local landmark.
Constructed using Natural Building System’s innovative modular construction system, the pavilion will be an exemplar of sustainable construction and circular economy. State of the art digital manufacturing processes optimise material efficiency and reduce waste and on-site construction time. Breathable wall and roof panels, containing Hempsil, a unique bio-composite insulation material, are combined with colourful recycled roof shingles resulting in a whole-life carbon negative building. The large kitchen garden supports biodiversity and supplies the community cafe with fresh herbs and produce.