Aberdeen Sports Village

Aberdeen Sports Village is the premier sports facility in the North East of Scotland. Hosting an array of world class sporting facilities including: -Gym -Full sized indoor 3g artificial football pitch -Sportshall -Squash courts -400m Athletics track -Indoor athletics track -Olympic 50m swimming pool -Diving pool -Grass football pitch -Water based Hockey pitch -Health suite -Ice baths -Group exercise studios -Cycle studios -Cafe -Meeting rooms

Much of the buildings external façade comprised of Rodeca’s PC 2540-4 40mm thick panel. The subtle gradient effect on the elevations to the main indoor athletics hall were achieved by using varying concentrations of blue in combination with opal. This provided high levels of diffused light to the interior enabling many activities to be undertaken without the use of interior lighting.
The same gradient was applied to the rainscreen areas of the façade to provide continuity.

Opal panels were used to provide the canopy roof to the outdoor athletics stand, upper areas to the first floor gymnasium spaces, the gables to the full size indoor football pitch and the main entrance/café areas. All spaces benefiting from neutral diffused daylight with good thermal performance.


RICS Awards Community Benefit 2011 Highly Commended
Aberdeen Society of Architects Health/Education + Leisure Building Award 2011
RIBA Award 2010
Roses Design Awards Best Health/Leisure Project 2010 Silver
Scottish Design Awards Best Public Building 2010 Commendation
Aberdeen Civic Society Award 2009

Client: University of Aberdeen / Aberdeen City Council / SportScotland

Architect: Reiach & Hall

Product: External façade PC 2540-4 Opal & Bicolour

Size: 4,000m2