Hawkhead Centre是Scottish War Blinded慈善团体的活动与服务中心。该中心旨在为因伤病失明的退伍老兵提供体育社交活动。作为苏格兰最大的视觉障碍慈善组织Royal Blind的联盟，Hawkhead Centre与拥有54间护理室的Royal Blind组织共同坐落在场地中。因此，该地也成为Scottish War Blinded在苏格兰西部最大的服务中心，与东部另一服务中心Linburn Centre并驾齐驱。
The Hawkhead Centre is a new activity and support centre for the charity Scottish War Blinded, who provide free support to ex-service men and women who have lost their sight during or after military service. Scottish War Blinded is a sister charity to Royal Blind, Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation. The Hawkhead Centre has been delivered in tandem with a new Royal Blind 54-room care home on the same site, and is Scottish War Blinded’s flagship facility on the west side of Scotland, building upon the success of their existing facility, the Linburn Centre, in the east.
The centre provides a wide range of facilities to aid the charity in their work, including a sports hall, gymnasium, art room, wood workshop, kitchen skills room, IT skills room and a large dining area which forms the social hub and heart of the building. A significant part of the centre is the connection between the inside of the building and the new sensory garden to which it opens out, complete with planting areas, pergola, potting shed and greenhouse, encircled by existing mature oak, larch, pine and maple trees.
The design of the centre is inspired by the placename ‘Hawkhead’, the area of Paisley in which it is situated. This led to the key design move of envisaging the roof of the centre like a sweeping wing which shelters all of the activity and people below. This roof, which is lined in timber, has five large triangular rooflights set within it which provide light and interest to the central dining and gathering area. Every key room in the building has a visual connection to this sweeping roof and to the central gathering area, engendering a feeling of community and connection to a wider whole, even when one is in a smaller, more focussed room.
▼如羽翼般的巨大屋顶，the roof is like a sweeping wing
▼室内活动大厅，the sports hall
▼中央用餐空间是建筑的主要社交空间，the central dinging space is the main social space
▼独特的屋顶采光避免了直射阳光，the roof light prevent the interior space from the direct natural light
▼屋顶细部，detail of the roof
The particular needs of the visually impaired user group were taken into account as a key part of the design process. The building has a clear, easy to understand floor plan so that visitors can quickly build a mental map of the centre. Lighting was carefully controlled to minimise direct sunlight entering the building. Natural materials were used to provide the necessary visual contrast between elements, for example black enamel ironmongery on maple doors, with walnut door frames contrasting visually with white painted walls.
natural materials were used to provide the necessary visual contrast between elements
The Hawkhead Centre, delivered in tandem with the new care home, has been received warmly by those who are using it now that the centre has opened. The project is testament to what can be achieved when engaged, interested and committed professionals come together to brief, design and deliver a building in a spirit of trust, respect and mutual co-operation.
▼夜色与服务中心，architecture and the building
▼底层轴测图，ground floor axon
▼底层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层轴侧图，first floor axon
▼二层平面图，the first floor plan
▼屋顶轴侧图，roof floor axon
▼屋顶平面图，the roof plan
Hawkhead Centre – Project data
START ON SITE: March 2016
COMPLETION: August 2017
GROSS INTERNAL FLOOR AREA : Approx 1530 sqm
FORM OF CONTRACT OR PROCUREMENT ROUTE: SBCC Standard Building Contract With Quantities, 2011 Edition
ARCHITECT: Page \ Park Architects (David Page, Karen Pickering, Jamie Hamilton, Martin Flett)
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Ian White Associates (Sam Shaw)
CLIENT : Scottish War Blinded (George Notman)
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Jacobs (Stuart Farquhar)
M&E CONSULTANT: Atelier Ten (David Cameron)
QS: NBM (Ian Rutherford)
OTHER CONSULTANTS: Sandy Brown Associates (Acoustics)
CDM COORDINATOR: CDM Scotland (Jim Sneddon)
MAIN CONTRACTOR: CCG Scotland (Graeme Wylie, David McMahon)
CAD SOFTWARE USED: Revit
PHOTOGRAPHY: Keith Hunter
ADDRESS: Hawkhead Centre, 198 Hawkhead Road, Paisley, PA2 7BS
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