chapter  15
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Building form, structure and facades

The sports hall is the core component of a sports facilities building. In the UK multi-sports halls are referred to, in terms of size, as being able to accommodate 4, 6, 8, 9, 12 or more badminton courts. Badminton is the yardstick, not only because it is a very popular sport, but also because it has some of the most demanding design criteria. It has the smallest court module, critical lighting requirements and stringent background colour considerations. So catering for badminton caters for some worst case scenarios.