Inspirations in Engineering 2013 - page 17

Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 1: Buildings
Nomination Category 1: Buildings
Project information
Worthing Borough Council
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
General Contractor
Morgan Sindall
Engineering Office
Worthing, United Kingdom
Construction Period
09/2011 to 05/2013
Short description │
Worthing New Pools
Worthing New Pools is a landmark development on the south coast of the UK. The striking form reflects
a desire to provide not just a community leisure centre, but an iconic building that will attract interest
and investment to the local area.
The centrepiece of the RIBA competition-winning design is the steel framed pool hall, supported by
doubly curved, doubly asymmetric box-beams spanning over 50 metres. These create a flowing roof
profile reminiscent of ridges in blown sand on a beach.
Complex and irregular geometry combine with a mix of steel, timber and glass to create a sculpted and
striking building. Clear communication of the geometry and the predicted movements at interfaces was
essential to the successful delivery, and relied heavily on the use of Scia Engineer.
Tom Lee
MidCity Place - 71 High Holborn
WC1V 6QS London, United Kingdom
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