Green Sports Hall / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

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Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects 
Location: Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel,
Project Architect: Erik Moederscheim
Project Team: Erik Moederscheim, Ruud Moonen
Engineering: Bouwhaven
Structural Engineering: CAE Nederland
General Contractor: Valkenburg BV
Client: Municipality of Zuidplas
Gross floor space: 2,160 sqm
Photographs: Luuk Kramer


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recently delivered a new sports hall in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The project is part of the development of a bigger sports area in the city where multiple sport clubs will move to in the near future.

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The building is designed as a multifunctional sports hall with special attention to the local korfball club ‘CKV Nieuwerkerk’. Their new clubhouse is attached to the sports hall and its facilities. This clubhouse is designed together with all the locker rooms as a single layered building wrapped around the sports hall.

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Within this design concept the clubhouse has either visual contact with the sports hall as well as with the future sports fields. Large glass panels serve the clubhouse with great views and social interaction with the adjacent future sports fields and its surroundings.


The design can be characterized by its playful façade concept; different green coated steel sheets are randomly spread in a two layered structure. This concept of ‘layering’ combines the sports hall and the single layered clubhouse into one unified shape. The façade concept is completed by strategically chosen polycarbonate surfaces on which the different sports are expressed.

Site plan

The green character of the building is not only expressed by its architecture. The building is equipped with diverse sustainable systems, such as solar panels on the higher roof.

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Cite: "Green Sports Hall / MoederscheimMoonen Architects" 07 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>