Sports Hall Sveti Martin / Sangrad

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Architects: Sangrad d.o.o.
Location: Sv.Martin na Muri, Hrvatska,
Project Architects: Vedran Pedisic & Mladen Hofmann
Contractor: Tanja Baljkas, Boris Baljkas
Client: Toplice Sv. Martin d.d.
Site Area: 16,339 sqm
Constructed Area: 1,328 sqm
Budget: $1,5 M Euro
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Sandro Lendler

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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.

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.

site plan
site plan

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Cite: "Sports Hall Sveti Martin / Sangrad" 21 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
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  • Waela

    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.

  • pelican

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

  • AVP_arhitekti

    Really great project, simple and functional. :-)

  • Water Filter :

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

  • Natural Vitamins :

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


    Thanks , very interesting !

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    yeah really interesting ……..

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