The second phase of the Chelsea Football Club Training Academy campus at Cobham in Surrey, provides a new purpose-designed pavillion for youth and community use. The scheme features the GEODE MX Horizontal Trame curtain walling system.
Developed to complement the adjacent training academy, the contemporary palette of materials helps to harmonise the building in its greenbelt location, and includes brass cladding to the gables and eaves, subtle ochre-coloured rendering and curtain walling with a horizontal emphasis.
The GEODE MX Trame facade system is used on each elevation as high-level ribbon glazing to the upper floowes, recessed panels or protruding "boxes" at the gable ends and full height glazing to the entrance and stairwells. This maximises natural light for the circulation areas, gym, offices, dining room and teaching areas.
The Horizontal Trame option was selected by the architects to accentuate the linear aspect across the glazed areas. This was achieved with innovative system design, projecting aerofoil caps for the transoms and slender face trim gaskets, which soften the vertical sections.