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Secondary School, College Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: the gymnasium

RIBA44144
Norman & Dawbarn
NOTES: This school was designed in 1949 by Norman & Dawbarn for Hertfordshire County Council to accommodate 750 children.

Kidbrooke Comprehensive School, Greenwich, London: the three gymnasia to the west of south teaching block

RIBA44199
Slater Uren & Pike
NOTES: This was the first purpose-built comprehensive school in Britain. It was designed by Slater Uren & Pike for the London County Council.

Kidbrooke Comprehensive School, Greenwich, London: a typical gymnasium

RIBA44220
Slater Uren & Pike
NOTES: This was the first purpose-built comprehensive school in Britain. It was designed by Slater Uren & Pike for the London County Council.

Extension to Mayfield School, Putney, London: the west front of the gymnasium

RIBA44250
Powell & Moya
NOTES: The extension to the existing Mayfield girls' school, designed by Powell & Moya for the London County Council, provided 1,620 new places and converted the school into a girls' comprehensive. The existing site on the north side of West Hill was increased by nine acres by taking in adjacent bomb-damaged properties. Since the new buildings were designed during a steel shortage, the three-storey buildings with brick structural walls were deemed to save steel and provide an economical solution.

Secondary modern school at Victoria Road (now Queensmead School), Ruislip, London: the gymnasium seen from a covered play area on the west side of the main block

RIBA44280
Yorke Rosenberg & Mardall
NOTES: Located adjacent to Northolt Aerodrome, the planning and structure of this mixed secondary school necessitated that all the windows and roof lights were double glazed and that a simple system of air conditioning was introduced.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, under construction

RIBA46464
Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, under construction

RIBA46465
Skidmore Owings & Merrill

University of London Students' Union building (ULU), Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London: the gymnasium

RIBA50406
Adams Holden & Pearson
NOTES: Designed in 1939 but only completed in 1955, thsi building comprised a swimming pool, gymnasium, badminton court and assembly hall.

Sports Building, University of Hull: one of the two intercommunicating gymnasia

RIBA50944
Womersley, Peter (1923-1993)
NOTES: The sports hall was intended to be part of a complex of sports facilities, connected at various points, at first-floor level, to the main concourse of the university.
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