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3D Athletics Track / Subarquitectura

  • Architects: Subarquitectura
  • Location: Alicante, Spain
  • Architects: Subarquitectura (Andrés Silanes, Fernando Valderrama & Carlos Bañón)
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Subarquitectura

© Subarquitectura © Subarquitectura © Subarquitectura © Subarquitectura

From the architect. Designing an athletic track could get you as bored as when you are running on it: curve, straight, curve, straight, again and again…

© Subarquitectura
© Subarquitectura

Perfectly standardized, sport architecture has become more universal than international style. Track length of 400 m, 36.5 m radius. 1.22 m each lane….just data, without any fissure to let your imagination soar.

© Subarquitectura
© Subarquitectura

We have added to the conventional track an alternative one, amateur and funny, raised and tree-dimensional. It goes off on a tangent, covers the changing rooms and returns to the conventional track.

side elevations
side elevations

As new ways are available for athletes, spectators get involved in the sport activity, seated in-between this two tracks.

© Subarquitectura
© Subarquitectura

This is our tribute to all the sport pioneers that created new ways of performing that later others followed. Tom Burke, Dick Fosbury, Graeme Obree….

isometric concept
isometric concept
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