The Pavilion, part of a family of buildings making up the David Ross Education Trust’s new all-through Bobby Moore Academy located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London has been selected as a finalist in the Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) category for the Building Awards 2019.

The Pavilion is a small, single-storey 107m2 building, incorporating male and female changing for 16 people each, two toilets, and a dedicated male and female accessible changing room, accessed from within the main changing rooms. Conceived as a brick garden wall wrapping around the small site, The Pavilion creates a protective enclosure for the changing rooms and gathering space. The wall forms a definitive urban edge to the exterior, while opening up with a more colourful façade facing the MUGA. To the north, the wall protects a pocket of south facing sunny space for players to sit and relax.

On the MUGA side, a zig-zag canopy provides a covered entrance into the complex, providing a sheltered viewing platform for visitors. The gap between the two parts of the building provides touchdown space for players before and after their games. The window from this space focuses directly on the Olympic Stadium, reinforcing the connection to sporting excellence and the art of the possible.

The Building Awards are the industry’s longest running and most prestigious recognition of excellence, that allow companies across all aspects of building to have their achievements held up as an example to the sector.