Text description provided by the architects. The new ice skating center is located right in the middel of the sport - and recreation area of the Waldau in Stuttgart, Germany. The project developed in some steps. As there has been an unclosed ice skating complex closed to a small building for technic now it isdeveloped to a big covered ice skating hall and a smaller closed and ventilated ice skating hall with a service building in between.
The big skating hall built in the years of 70 had many defiencies in building physics. So the utilization was limited and the structure was damaged. The redevelopment of the ice skating hall got a new closed casing and a controlled heating and venting. The old building for technic was too small for the new necessary facilities. The landed property could not keep a second building so we had to demolish the old one and built a new, well organized technic building. The new house stand like a monolith between the hall 1 and 2 and is used from both of them. From the generous foyer with the transparency design you can see both of the skating halls with the sporting in it.
To keep the function of the hall two it was necessary to work in process and to use a interim arrangement.