2014.- Ellen van Loon, Carol Patterson Kees van Casteren, Alain Fouraux, Daniel Gonzales, Leonardos Katsaros, Hans Larsson, Ellen van Loon, Francesco Moncada, Martin Murrenhoff, Betty Ng, Vitor Oliveira, Pawel Panfiluk, Jad Semaan, Timur Shabaev, Jonathan Telkamp.
Design Development.- Carol Patterson, Marina Cogliani, Michalis Hadjistyllis, Mario Rodriguez.
Construction.- Carol Patterson, Isabel da Silva, Marina Cogliani, Tom Pailing, Magdalena Stanescu.
Reinforced concrete frame (Basement, Ground Floor, Lift Core).- Galldris.
Steel frame (above ground superstructure): Conder Allslade.
Precast concrete bridge beam (ground level floor to gyms).- Shay Murtagh.
Composite metal decking(typical above ground floors).- Prodeck Fixing / Conder Alslade.
External material elements.- Alumet.
Total length of the building: 120m
Main building footprint: 120m x 23m
Running track (indoors): 30m
Running track (outdoors): 50m +18.5m run off space Swimming pool: 5 lane, 25m x 10.5m
Sports Hall: 35.2m x 22.9m x 7.9m (height)
Typical Lab: 12m x 7.5m x 2.96m (height)
Cinema: 10.5m x 9m x 2.95m
Greenhouse: 7.4m x 7.4m
Ventilation strategy: Passive, naturally ventilated. Mechanical heating/cooling only where required (sports) via ground source heat pump. High ceiling heights promote natural ventilation.
Lightning: Natural light, excellent daylighting to reduce daytime artificial light. Deep reveal for solar shading in summer. Rooflights.
Artificial lighting (lux): Gym/changing room 200, Sports Hall 300/500/750, typical classroom 300 Biodiversity: Sedum roof enhances and reduces water run-off
External doors: Natural anodized finish (Supplied by Schuco)
U Channel glass cladding: Toughened, heat soaked tested and low iron, natural anodized frame, security film applied, insulation infill (Supplied by Linit)
Precast concrete cladding (+ wedge steps): Natural anodized finish (Supplied by Creagh Concrete) Aluminium rainscreen cladding: Supplied by Taylor Maxwell
Synthetic grass: Tigerturf finesse, used on accessible areas (Contractor: Fieldform)
Composite decking: Anthracite/ebony color (Supplied by Timco Wood)
Metal grating balustrade: Stainless steel, square aperture (Supplied by Elefant Gratings)
Glass Balustrade: Glazing channel - Stemcor Architectural EaziFit 1.5kN (Contractor: Bailey fabrications) Running track: Polytan Rekordan (Contractor: Fieldform)
Floor finish sports hall/gym: Timber Oak (Supplied by Dynamic)
Floor finish typical lab + circulation: Linoleum (Supplied by Forbo)
Floor finish swimming pool: Glass Mosaic ceramic tiles (Supplied by Designworks Tiles) Floor finish changing areas: Mosaic ceramic tiles (Supplied by Togoma)
Floor finish entrance matting: Supplied by Coba Flooring
Typical wall: Gypframe metal stud (Supplied by British Gypsum)
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.
OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Headquarters, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, and Faena Arts Center in Miami.
OMA's recently completed projects include Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).
Ellen van Loon joined OMA in 1998 and has led several award-winning building projects that combine sophisticated design with precise execution. Some of her most significant contributions include the new G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); De Rotterdam, the largest building in the Netherlands (2013); New Court, the Rothschild Bank headquarters in London (2011); exterior and interior design for Maggie's Centre near Glasgow (2011); the Prada Transformer pavilion in Seoul (2009); Casa da Musica in Porto (2005), winner of the 2007 RIBA Award; and the Dutch Embassy in Berlin (2003), winner of the European Union Mies van der Rohe award in 2005.
Van Loon is currently working on Factory, a large performing arts venue for Manchester; a new building for Brighton College in England; and the home of the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen.