Rested in the southern corner of a soccer field, a load-bearing brick structure designed by Liangliang Chen and Sergio Mota, houses the changing rooms and auxiliary services. The design envisions a rectangular structure measuring 28 meters in length and 5.55 meters in width, strategically aligned with the field's orientation to provide easy access to the ground and avoid any potential clashes with the existing lighting towers.
Modularity serves as a guiding principle in the building design, showcased with load-bearing walls mindfully positioned at three-metre intervals. The walls provide a sturdy base for the reinforced concrete roof, equipped with a gutter system along the rear facade to collect rainwater.
Additionally, the structure features two open and covered modules that act as entry points to various spaces, ensuring uninterrupted visual connections with the natural surroundings.
To maximise resource efficiency, facing bricks are used as a material choice for both load-bearing walls and main facades. The material not only ensures structural integrity but also serves as the primary interior and exterior finish for the changing facility. Lattices and geometric openings at the rear end of the building enhance ventilation and natural lighting.
The facade of the building gently curves inside, creating a playful arrangement of seating areas that offer shade to the spectators. Additionally, vertical openings are introduced to improve ventilation within the building. At the eastern end of the structure, a small ambiguous area offers spectators a relaxing nook to relish football matches while indulging in panoramic views of the surroundings.
In conclusion, the unique structure stands as a perfect addition to the soccer field, boasting a resource-efficient design that is robust and visually appealing.