Stirling effort

Aluminium fenestration products from Senior Architectural Systems, including high-performance doors, windows and curtain walling, helped shape the sports centre at the University of Stirling.

Designed by Faulkner Browns and built by Morrison Construction, the newbuild facility was constructed over three levels to complement the existing landscape and maximise the links with the established national swimming and tennis centres which are located on the same site.

A key feature of the new sports centre is the extensive use of glazing, which sees Senior’s thermally enhanced SF52 curtain wall integrated with the company’s SPW600 aluminium windows. Senior’s robust SPW501 aluminium commercial doors have been used throughout.

Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain wall system was used on three of the building’s elevations including the main entrance. The slim and sleek system opens up the internal space, accentuating the central cylindrical drum in which the main gym is located and framing the vertical timber fins that surround it.

By creating both a focal point within the new sports centre and providing panoramic views of the surrounding area, the glazed facades of the building also help minimise the structure’s impact on the landscape.

The fenestration package was fabricated and installed by Linn-Tech.