The design of the Paddock Chalets, as a collection of details inspired by motorsports elements consists of 14 chalets divided into two rows of three modules each with an individual end unit on either side. Each module consists of a mirrored pair of chalets sized at 190m2 while the larger bookend chalet is sized at 250m2. The chalets are designed as a contrast to the dynamic, activity driven Paddock, offering a resort-like ambiance with privacy and an abundance of hospitality areas both internally and externally.
The air conditioned interior space can be configured for dining spaces, Team Offices and private Drivers’ Rooms or a combination of these to suit the specific requirements of its user. When configured as individual Team Offices, each chalet can also accommodate several users at the same time. This configuration allows for additional teams to fully utilise these new chalets rather than limiting its use to 14 teams only. Similar to the South Paddock, this scalability of use extends to the Paddock Chalets and provides a solution for a wider range of users. In addition to these spaces, each chalet is designed with kitchen facilities and full communications infrastructure.
The external dining terraces, located at the front and rear of each typical chalet unit and wrapping around the bookend units is shaded throughout the day by a cantilevered roof. The extent of the cantilever is relative to the height of the sloping pitch to ensure shading from direct sunlight. The soffit of the roof features a folded mesh ceiling, exposing the services of the chalet while allowing cross ventilation across the cavity between the two roof levels. This design feature contributes towards insulating against solar heat gain and keeping the interior cool.