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Posts tagged as 'sports centre'

Wed 6.8.

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA, photo: courtesy CEBRA

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA, photo: courtesy CEBRA

Denmark’s CEBRA used construction principles and elements typically used for industrial buildings and warehouses, standardised off-the-shelf components, to create an architecturally appealing, accessible and easily adaptable sports facility in Northern Denmark which was cheap to build and maintain.

 

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Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Norway by JDS Architects, photo by Steven Walters

The Copenhagen based practice JDS Architects recently unveiled the new construction of the famous ski jump at the Norwegian village of Holmenkollen – one of the world’s most recognizable sports facilities. The giant cantilevered structure is clad in aluminum and glass and rises 58 meters in the air.

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Århus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall by C.F. Møller, photo by Poul Nyholm

With branches in London, Oslo and Copenhagen and the headquarter in Aarhus C.F. Møller Architects is one of the oldest and largest architectural practices in Scandinavia. Recently they unveiled their newest project, the Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall. The idea of this new kind of activity center which builds an extension of the Aarhus Gymnastics and Trampoline Hall is to invite and motivate children aged three to ten to develop motor skills while having fun playing. Possible future users of the hall are sporting associations, schools, youth centres, kindergartens, families etc.

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Stampf swimming facility by Michael Meier und Marius Hug Architekten

The Zurich based practice Michael Meier und Marius Hug Architekten realised this swimming facility in Jona, a small town on Lake Zurich in Switzerland. The pavilion accommodates an entrance and exit, changing rooms with lockers and showers, as well as a self service restaurant and is characterised by expressive rhythmical concrete ribs which support the amply overhanging roof.

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Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

The Danish practice schmidt hammer lasse architects realised this sports centre in Birkerød, a small town in the north of Copenhagen. The façade’s long sweeping lines and striking sculptural roof contours evoke a sense of movement and activity. This is underlined by a giant sun blind system designed by the Danish textile designer Astrid Krogh.

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The sports and activity centre is a multifunctional structure. The new building includes a large multipurpose hall with enough space to accommodate two handball courts with accompanying mobile spectator stands, as well as a V.I.P. lounge. The centre also houses two smaller halls. This means the complex can accommodate major sporting events, concerts and other cultural events, but also be adapted for school sporting events and local sports initiatives requiring smaller, more intimate settings.

The new centre is located in the midst of existing football pitches and the old public swimming baths, both of which have received a facelift, and now include a new grandstand for the football pitch and a full-scale remodelling of the public swimming baths which are now significantly larger. This bridges the gap between the existing sports and recreational facilities to create a more coherent offer for sports and cultural activities in Birkerød.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The new centre represents a quantum leap from the typical Danish sports facilities typically characterised by large rectangular halls with laminated wood arches. Birkerød Sports centre is very different in terms of both flexibility and design.

The aesthetics and design of Birkerød Sports centre are immediately distinctive – with its long curves it is a bold and beautiful sculptured focal point for the local community, combining sports, cultural and recreational activities in the Birkerød area.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The series of façades are decorated by graphic artist Astrid Krogh, Denmark. The black circles form interconnected patterns when the louvres are closed and daylight shines in through the oblong window sections. The façades were developed especially for this building project and have since been honoured by inclusion in the Danish Ministry of Culture’s Canon for Design and Craft Art.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

to the schmidt hammer lassen architects profile @ Architonic

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS, photo by Luuk Kramer

The Amsterdam based architectural practice Venhoeven CS realised this sports center for their hometown.

“De Baarsjes in Amsterdam is a multicultural neighbourhood that is home to people from 129 different countries. The city district wanted to boost community life in the neighbourhood. The authorities therefore chose a building which combines swimming pools, a therapy pool, fitness, aerobics, a sauna and steam bath, a party centre, café and childcare alongside a fast food restaurant. Each individual element attracts different target groups, so the entire population will be able to use it in the end. Inside, everyone can see other activities, intriguing their interest and inspiring them to use other facilities as well. Because the building was constructed in a park, people living nearby it requested that it would be as green as possible; we completely covered it in vegetation.”

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS, photo by Luuk Kramer

“With its green façades and roof, Sportplaza Mercator marks the start and end of the Rembrandtpark. From a distance, it seems like an overgrown fortress flanking and protecting the entryway to the 19th-century city. Glimpsed through the glass façade, a modern spa-style complex glistens, complete with swimming pools, fitness space, and restaurant and party facilities. The entrance seems like a departure hall from which the various visitors can reach their destination.

The building was designed as a city – a society in miniature – inside a cave. The building is full of lines of sight and keyholes that offer perspectives on the various visitors, activities and cultures in the building. Sunlight penetrates deep into the building’s interior through all sorts of openings in the roof. Low windows frame the view of the street and the sun terrace.”

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS, photo by Luuk Kramer

“The vertical garden is originally developed by Patrick Blanc. His vertical gardens have been applied in the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. For Sportplaza Mercator, the Dutch company ‘Copijn’ (Utrecht) has further developed the concept. This product is called “the Wonderwall”. The wall consist of different layers. First there is a steel construction with its own foundation, attached to the roof construction of the building. The second layers is a physical separation wall between inside and outside. The third layer, which is attached on the steel construction is the ‘growing wall’, made of metal, plastic and a felt fleece with notches and small buckets. Every plant grows in its own bucket. Integrated in the growing wall is a rain and feeding system with hoses and sensors. Over 50 different kinds of plants, bushes and trees have been planted in the roofs and facades. Every wall has its own climate and demands therefore different kinds of plants.”

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS, photo by Luuk Kramer

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS, photo by Luuk Kramer

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS, photo by Luuk Kramer

Mercator Sportplaza by Venhoeven CS, photo by Luuk Kramer

Design team: VenhoevenCS – Ton Venhoeven (project architect), Richèl Lubbers (project manager), Danny Esselman, Manfred Wansink, Jos Willem van Oorschot, Erik de Vries, Thomas Flotmann, Peterine Arts

Client: Sportfondsenbad Nederland, Municipality of Amsterdam – De Baarsjes district

to the Venhoeven CS profile @ Architonic

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Aquatics Centre construction site

Aquatics Centre construction site

Her construction sites are as fascinating as the finished buildings. Recently the wave-shaped Aquatics Centre roof, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, has been successfully lifted and lowered into place. The Aquatics Centre in London is going to be finished in 2011. The 3000 tonnes roof, resting on just three concrete supports, builds the gatewayto the Olympic Park.

Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

more information @ World Architecture News

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Thu 12.11.

Zamet Centre in Rijeka / Croatia by 3LHD

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Zamet Centre by 3LHD, photo by Domagoj Blazevic

Zamet Centre by 3LHD, photo by Domagoj Blazevic

The Zagreb based 3LHD Architects realised the Zamet Centre in Rijeka in the North of Croatia. The 16830 m2 complex hosts various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community offices, library, 13 retail and service spaces and a garage with 250 parking spaces.

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Here is what the architect’s explain:

“The goal and a perpetual guideline for the project were the evaluation and a minimum distortion of the existing urban environment. One third of the sports hall volume is cut in the ground, and the rest of the Centre is fully fitted into the surrounding landscape. The building’s main architectural element are ribbon-like linear stripes stretching over the site in a north-south direction, functioning at the same time as an architectural design element of the object and as a zoning element which forms a public square and a link between the park on the north and school and B. Vidas street on the south.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

“The stripes were inspired by “gromača”, a type of rocks specific to Rijeka, which the centre artificially reinterprets by colour and shape. They are paved with 51.000 ceramic tiles designed by 3LHD and manufactured specially for the centre. The steel construction, girder span of 55 meters and their varying height allow the natural light to illuminate the sports hall.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

“The hall has been designed in accordance with the latest world sports standards for major international sports competitions. The concept is based on flexibility of space. Playground size is 46 x 44 meters, for two handball courts. The hall contains all the supporting facilities for professional training and competition, and the auditorium designed as a system of telescopic stands enables the transformation for everyday use as well as for other activities such as concerts, conferences and congresses. Selected interior materials – wood and acoustic panels and the equipment used to furnish the hall suggest that it is a large living room for athletes. The main access to the hall and other facilities is located west of the hall from the public square and from the underground garage.”

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Zamet Centre, photo by Damir Fabijanic

Program: public, cultural, business, sport
Project start date: 2004
Project end date: 01.2008
Construction start date: 21.12.2007
Construction end date: 10.09.2009
Address: B. Vidas Street, Zamet, Rijeka, Craotia
Site area (m2): 12289
Size (m2): 16830
Volume (m3): 88075
Footprint (m2): 4724
Budget (EUR): 20 mil

Client: Grad Rijeka / Rijeka Sport d.o.o.
Author: 3LHD

Project team: Sasa Begovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marcic, Leon Lazaneo, Eugen Popovic, Nives Krsnik Rister, Andrea Vukojic

Colaborators: Mateo Bilus, Building Physics / Details; Berislav Medic, UPI-2M, Structural Engineering; Branko Čorko, IPZ-elektroinzenjering 22, Electrical Engineering; Mario Lukenda, Termoinzenjering-projektiranje d.o.o., HVAC; Slavko Simunović, HIT PROJEKT, MEP Engineering – Plumbing; Nenad Semenov, PASTOR, sprinkler installation; Rok Pietri, LIFT MODUS, elevators; Zeljko Arbanas, IGH PC Rijeka, diaphragm wall; Zeljko Stipković, Fire Protection; Ivica Babic, Zavod za zastitu na radu Rijeka, Safety at Work; Marija Babojelic, Special Consultant – Cost Consultant; Ines Hrdalo, Landscape Architect; Damir Bralić, Lana Cavar i Narcisa Vukojevic, signage and environmental graphics design; Nikola Durek, “Typonine Zamet” typeface design
Main contractor: GP Krk

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