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Neighbourhood Sports Centre Kiel / UR architects

01:00 - 24 November, 2014
Neighbourhood Sports Centre Kiel  / UR architects, © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp
© Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp

© Harry Gruyaert © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp +23

House VVK / UR architects

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
House VVK / UR architects, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans Courtesy of UR architects +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bruges, Belgium
  • Architects in Charge

    Nikolaas Vande Keere, Regis Verplaetse, Ana Pontinha
  • Area

    302.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Sports Centre Zuidrand / UR Architects

10:54 - 7 February, 2010

UR Architects were awarded first prize for their design of a sports center in Antwerp.  The center, which is intended for non-competition sports, is aligned with the existing sports hall along the main street of the new master plan development.  The building attempts “to communicate” on all sides as the sports hall, dance hall and rental depot are positioned on the edge, interconnected by a T-shaped service area.  This extroverted model opens the building to the community and the architecture reflects the modernism of the surrounding buildings.  The roof is designed as a fifth facade to relate to the nearby housing blocks of Renaat Braem while the facades of the halls are made of multi-layered polycarbonate. Partly translucent, partly transparent, this material combines the dynamic spectacle of changing light and shade, with diffuse daylight admission and a high insulation value, resulting in a low energy building.

More images of the sports center after the break.