AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part I

AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part I

Following first review on Libraries, we now we bring our selection on Sports Buildings previously featured on AD:

Sports Hall Bale Bale (Valle in Italian) is a small place in Istria with a population of 1000 people. The new sports hall, by 3HLD, is adjacent to the old school, and due to the size of the village itself where this building is the second largest after the church, it will also be used as a public facility for various social gatherings. The size of the building has been defined by the basket ball playground and modified by additional facilities on the gallery: a fitness centre and a sauna, while the locker rooms are planned as an extension to the school (read more…)

The Ring Stadium This project, by OFIS, is a result of the winning competition back in 1998. The plot that was used as a multi-functional sport field is located in the centre of the city. In the sixties a small tribune was build along one site of the field that was covered with huge concrete arched roof. The brief was to convert the field into a football stadium and extend the existing building with covered tribunes (12.500 spectators, VIP and press facilities) and additional public programme such as 4 big gymnasiums, fitness-club with swimming pools, shops and restaurants (read more…)

Insular Athletics Stadium Designed by AMP, in the district of Tincer, on the outskirts of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and close to the boundaries between the city, the mountains and the motorway, is the new Tenerife Athletics Centre, a monumental scale project that reflects the volcanic origin in the formalisation of a crater with slopes that are fixed thanks to the Cyclopean volcanic rocks that cover it, creating an image that evokes a pyroclastic cone. This single forceful proposal resolve a programme that integrates a range of different uses, under a unifying petrified mantle (read more…)

Inside Herzog & de Meuron Bird’s Nest We´ve seen tons of pictures of both the exterior and the inner court of Herzog & de Meuron’s bird nest in Beijing during the past Olympics in Beijing. But what we haven’t seen is the intermediate space inside the nest fibers, a space which looked amazing on the early renderings. But thanks to Edgar Gonzalez, we can see the colorful inners of the Bird’s Nest through Manuel Ocaña‘s Flickr (pictures here…)

Slowtecture This complex, by Shuhei Endo, was required to look through the space of nine tennis courts including a center court of 1,500 seats. Generally, when a building with many seats is constructed, several legal restrictions are imposed. Many difficulties have been occurs on the process of creating the entire space without any barrier. In the middle of the dome, the centre court has been sunken 6m below ground level to clear this restriction. A standard space frame system covers the required space to obtain this vast space (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part I" 06 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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