AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part II

An impressive stadium may be well known around the world. The latest example is the Bird’s Nest in Beijing. So to finish this week’s Round Up, we bring you our second part of previously featured Sports Architecture.

Sports and Leisure Centre / ACXT The project has been developed within a plan to transform and regenerate the coal-mining area of Asturias, following a deep crisis in a sector that until now had been its main source of wealth: its coal mines. We understood that within this context, the building should have a symbolic, turn-of-the-century appeal, marking a turning point in the life of the coalfields of Asturias (read more…)

La Peña Multi-Sport Pavillion / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos The sports complex is an uneven volume that complies with multiple conditions that coexist in the lot. A semitransparent fencing of black concrete and glass tries to respond to the different situations generated between the transforming residential city and natural hillside profoundly affected by industrialization. The building generates small exterior spaces and empty interior ones (read more…)

Sports & Culture Centre / Dorte Mandrup + b&k brandlhuber & co The building´s structure is composed of steel and timber covered with opalescent polycarbonate panels with a low U-value. This translucent cover offers excellent daylight conditions and at night the structure appears as a glowing crystal. The building will be used for a variety of daily sport and cultural activities such as concerts and theatre performances. The dynamic landscape inside allows for various activities (read more…)

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Higueritas Sport Center / GBGV Arquitectos Located on a dense metropolitan area between the Santa Cruz and La Laguna districts, this building incorporates sports facilities to fill the lack of equipment. The required program is quite complex, in order to organize services to practice several sports, mostly the usual sports for covered courts such as basketball, volleyball, handball, tennis and a space for gymnasium and fitness (read more…)

Council Sport Complex / Vora Arquitectura The Council Sport Complex is a building situated in a zone with a number of important developments in recent years with others pending. The complex is important for the revitalisation of the neighbourhood, which is historically a run-down area and also has to contribute to the integration of all social strata to the area through wellbeing and its use of sporting activities (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part II" 05 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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