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Sports Hall Sveti Martin / Sangrad

  • 01:00 - 21 November, 2009
Sports Hall Sveti Martin / Sangrad
Sports Hall Sveti Martin / Sangrad, © Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

© Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sveti Martin Na Muri, Croatia
  • Architects

    Sangrad d.o.o.
  • Project Architects

    Vedran Pedisic & Mladen Hofmann
  • Contractor

    Tanja Baljkas, Boris Baljkas
  • Client

    Toplice Sv. Martin d.d.
  • Budget

    $1,5 M Euro
  • Area

    16339.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Purpose and the Location of the Project

New two-part sports arena is located in the immediate close of outer sporting courts (tennis, football, basketball, table tennis, volleyball) and it is integral part of sports facilities named Spa and Golf resort Saint Martin.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

Spa and Golf resort Saint Martin is a planned complex which contains number of sports, recreatonal and resting facilities. Apartments, sports arena, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, golf courses with SPA GOLF HOTEL compose natural and eventful development with tendency of expansion and melioration.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

Due to the plan and characteristics of natural environment the arena comprises the western part of the development marking the continuous strip of resort parts.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

Position of the sports hall generates well natural lighting for inner courts. Main hall is situated in east-west direction which enables dispersive lighting through continuous window stripes of northern and southern facade. Smaller gym hall oriented southern with its volume on the upper level ensures covered space of entrance porch and create a effect of mighty surrounding aspiration inside the hall.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler


Various programmes of the sports arena are separated on two levels. Entrance hall, sport halls, services (dressing rooms, sanitary facilities and stores) are located on the ground level, while the gym hall, fitness room, hall with a cafe, access gallery for telescope stands and technical spaces of hall preside the upper level.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

Shape and the Skin of the Sports Hall

The natural environment offers various choices of movement and recreation depending on wishes of a individual. This environment is a ambiental scenario for pedestrians using the spaces between the sports arena and the hotel and golf courses on the other end of the development.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

The organic landscape is challenged by simple building forms which by means of used facade materials reflect the nature encompass it.The arena is a landcabile in its environment due to the functional needs and dedication of its users for sports in question.

© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

Facade panels compose the elevations with regards to the changing seasons of the year. These panels corresponding to the natural brown colour of the earth vary in texture and reflection with the flow of the day and its seasonal characteristics.

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Natural Vitamins : · October 31, 2010

at home we have a kidney-shaped swimming pool that is well maintained, i love swimming on it all day long .

Water Filter : · October 28, 2010

the golf courses in our area have very green and very healthy lawn area that everyone adores~'*

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pelican · November 23, 2009

from the outside, this sports hall is not much different from that KFC outlet in Iceland a while ago. ironic..

Waela · November 23, 2009

Simple and elegant with great composition!
It's quite refreshing to come across projects like this, it proves that you don't have to go crazy to produce good architecture.


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