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Sports Center Sargans / Ruprecht Architekten + HILDEBRAND

  • 09:00 - 1 September, 2019
  • Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora
Sports Center Sargans / Ruprecht Architekten + HILDEBRAND
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sargans, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Eva Herren, Rafael Ruprecht, Thomas Hildebrand
  • Project Team

    Marcel Baumann, Reto Giovanoli, Massimo Della Corte, Katrin Pfäffli, Diana Zenklusen
  • Area

    4860.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    • Client

      Hochbauamt Canton St. Gallen
    • Building management

      Ghisleni Planen Bauen
    • Structural engineer

      Walt & Galmarini
    • Facade planning

      Pirmin Jung, Ing für Holzbau
    • Execution woodwork

      Blumer Lehmann
    • HVAC engineer

      Waldhauser Haustechnik
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    Text description provided by the architects. In Sargans, a Swiss town located in the Rhine Valley, near the border with Liechtenstein, a new sports center replaces a triple gymnasium that was no longer state of the art.

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    Ground floor plan
    Ground floor plan
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    The new construction consists of a quadruple gymnasium with various Fitness rooms. Because the marshy site cannot bear large loads and the existing pile foundations were to be reused, a lightweight wood structure was the ideal response to the design problem.

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    The client, the canton of St. Gallen, wanted a sustainable building that employs local building materials and would only require a short construction phase; these stipulations only served to underscore the suitability of wood. Not only the building exterior, but also the interior, are characterized to a great extent by the use of this material.

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    The serial and dense structure goes through all parts of the building and emphasizes the architectural and spatial qualities of the main rooms: entrance foyer, gymnasium, fitness rooms. It is made out of spruce wood and is composed of 40 thin and close to one another glued-laminated timber frames. The floor slabs in the two-story part are made with a wood-concrete composite system and a combined ash/spruce glued-laminated load bearing beams.

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    Cite: "Sports Center Sargans / Ruprecht Architekten + HILDEBRAND" 01 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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