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.
The project, in the town of Løgstør, was based on CEBRA’s Meccano concept for unheated, low-cost and lightweight sports halls, developed in collaboration with Lokale og Anlægsfonden (the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities).
“The idea is that these simple elements can be refined and combined in new and surprising ways – just like the Meccano model construction system” says CEBRA.
“The construction is wrapped in a thin skin, which opens the building towards its surroundings and contributes to its light and partly translucent expression. This formable outer shell is pulled, cut and folded in order to create a projecting roof over the entrance and openings for inflow of daylight – much like an origami paper figure.”
“Even though it is an unheated building the hall can accommodate many of the same sports activities, which are commonly practiced in traditional heated facilities, such as football, handball, basketball, tennis and others.”
Location: Løgstør, DK
Client: Løgstør Idrætsforening
Size: 1.400 M² New Building
Year: 2012 – 2014
Turn-key Contractor: Henriksen & Madsen