Ice Rink / OBIA

Ice Rink / OBIA

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  • Architects: OBIA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  336
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
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Floor Plan

Text description provided by the architects. The project represents a total reconstruction of an existing wooden building servicing the ice rink in the mountain ski-resort Bansko. The targets of the reconstruction were two main aspects: First solving problems of urban planning character, concerning the perception of the building, and second completely renovating the construction in order to achieve a higher level of comfort and energy efficiency.

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From the original building only the wooden bearing elements - beams and columns were left and renovated.  The dividing internal walls were substituted with glass. 

Ice Rink  / OBIA - Beam
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Our task was to deliver more transparency to the building - to connect visually the street and the white ice field. At the same time we aimed to turn the volume away from the typical building features - rather to be a kind of a park element… resembling dry leaf! This chosen natural model comprises lightness and transience. 

Ice Rink  / OBIA - Beam, Handrail
Courtesy of OBIA

Following this impression, we put a new element - a pergola, digitally designed and fabricated from wood. It draws a new sharp silhouette of the building towards the street space. This new element consists just like a rotten dry leaf of bearing skeleton and transparent filling spaces. The fillings are rotated in progression lamellas. This rotation gives optical pulsation when one is in motion or viewing from static position.

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Address:2770 Bansko, Bulgaria

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Cite: "Ice Rink / OBIA" 28 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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