Architects: QARTA architektura: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák
- Area: 2244 m²
- Year: 2011
Text description provided by the architects. The old gym as a part of the athletic stadium in Opava, now Tyršův stadion from the time of normalization socialism, built early in the 60s, was ready for demolition. Investor, the city of Opava, in the framework of the promotion of sport and culture, came to entering the regeneration of the gym. The work took Qarta architektura, whose undeniable advantage in the implementation was the fact that the studio knows the area very well.
The building is designed to be a natural gateway for the athletes when they enter the stadium. At the entrance to the gym, athletes are guided intuitively into locker rooms with complete facilities and then they can choose between a workout at the gym, or so-called "gate of champions" to enter the stadium.
The whole building is formed from three blocks. One of them is a part of the indoor running track, which seems levitating in the air.
The gym includes facilities such as indoor running track 60m, the long jump pits, height for the pole vault, universal surface that enables ball games. But mainly is a gym designed for athletes, the surface is in such standard to allow running and walking in track shoes. Another equipments are facilities for archery, fitness and room for judo with the tatami surface.