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World Village of Women Sports / BIG

BIG, in collaboration with AKT, Tyréns and Transsolar, just won the competition for the World Village of Women Sports in Malmo, Sweden, a 100.000sqm complex for research, education and training of women’s sports.

Rather than a program organized around a sports arena disconnected from the city, the project becomes a town inside a town, offering rich public spaces as you can see on the renderings.

The central space of the village offers a large area for public gathering, which can host professional football matches, concerts, conferences, exhibitions and flea markets. Around this space we find a series of sloped buildings, which reduce the visual impact of the complex to the adjacent neighborhood.

Between these buildings we find a pedestrian network around the main sports hall which plugs into the surrounding street networks as well as the interior galleries of Kronprinsen, turning it into a complete ecosystem of urban life.

More images and drawings after the break.

PROJECT: WVOWS TYPE: Invited Competition CLIENT: H-Hagen Fastighets AB COLLABORATORS: AKT, Tyréns, Transsolar SIZE: 100.000 M2 LOCATION: Malmo, Sweden STATUS: 1st Prize

Partner-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels Project Leader: Nanna Gyldholm Moller Team: Gabrielle Nadeau, Daniel Sundlin, Jonas Barre, Nicklas Antoni Rasch, Jin Kyung Park, Fan Zhang, Steve Huang, Flavien Menu, Ken Aoki

Cite:David Basulto. "World Village of Women Sports / BIG" 27 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>