Oldfield Centre

Echoic Moves

The timber board cladding of the Oldfield Centre echoes the surrounding countryside without, whilst the intermittent boards in the glazed areas echo the raised oars of the boats within.  Whilst not everyone is enthusiastic about taking up rowing, they are generally happy to watch it, which they can enjoy from a rooftop viewing platform that also compensates for the loss of space from the build.  A shared entrance for the two centres promotes a sense of shared activity and community, whilst the passing public can see the boatshed through glazed areas fronted by planted reeds that echo a sense of boats on the water.