- Other Participants : Centraplan Architeken Planungsgesellschaft GmbH
- City : Geisingen
- Country : Germany
Text description provided by the architects. Speed Skating Arena Geisingen The arena Geisingen is a private sponsorship project. Over a period of three years the Family Uhrig from Geisingen pursued the idea of building an Inline track in Geisingen. During the planning phase the concept developed from the original intention of building only ‘a track’, which was then developed as a concept into the to the arena Geisingen you see today which is unique not only in Germany but also Europe wide.
The arena Geisingen is, situated on a floodplane of the river Donauwhich which entailed complex remodelling of the existing landscape. In total 50,000 m³ of earth was modulated to form the arena tribunes, the oval racetrack with the banked corners and the infield area . Because of the close proximity to the Donau River the arena Geisingen is constructed in such a way that when the river floods there is no damage to the arena.
The arena Geisingen was designed (preliminary design and details design ) by the architectural firm SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten, from Mainz. Site supervision was taken over by the company Centraplan Architeken Planungsgesellschaft GmbH from Kirchzarten.
By night the arena Geisingen glows like a UFO against the Geisingen countryside. The translucent walls are almost weightless and surround the arena. The flat roof constructed with wood and the same weightless material as the sidewalls covers the entire arena. The designer Monika Heiss set the sensational orange tone for the track and the radiant Magenta for the training track. These brilliant colours and the lighting concept create an exciting motivational atmosphere. It does not matter if the weather is bad, if it is a foggy day, or night time, the atmosphere in the arena is always enjoyable. For the Bistro, Skateshop and the Service areas, the natural colour ochre was chosen.