Sports

Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall, Aarhus, Denmark, C.F. Møller Architects

Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall

Text description provided by the architects. The Motor Skills Hall is an extension of the Aarhus Gymnastics and Trampoline Hall. The idea of the extension has been to design a hall which motivates the 3-10-year-olds to practice movement. A sculpturally-formed climbing frame, called the seashell, extends across the hall, stretching […]

Spaladium Centre, Split, Croatia, 3LHD

Spaladium Centre

Spaladium Centre, sports and business complex is located on the northern part of the Split peninsula, in the vicinity of Poljud, a sports complex with a football field and pool built for The Mediterranean Games in 1979. Spaladium Centre consists of a handball arena for 12,000 spectators, a wellness centre, […]

Ensemble Bloemershof, Dieren, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Ensemble Bloemershof

Text description provided by the architects. With the completion of the Bloemershof, the municipality of Rheden has been enriched with a new, multifunctional urban ensemble with a strong identity. Designed with and for its different users – the vocational school, sport facilities, fire station and housing – it creates a […]

Golf Club House La Graiera, Callafel, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

Golf Club House La Graiera

Text description provided by the architects. The project is based on the construction of the club house for La Graiera golf club, an 18-hole golf course and a pitch & putt course in a bow-shaped lot with an eastwest facing slope.The building is situated on the widest part of the […]

National Shooting Center in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, BCMF Arquitectos

National Shooting Center in Brazil

Text description provided by the architects. The venues of the Rio2007 Pan-American Games were grouped into four great distinct regions of the city: Barra, ‘Sugar-Loaf’, Maracanã and Deodoro. This strategy was intended to spread and distribute the direct and indirect benefits of this major international event among all inhabitants of Rio […]

National Equestrian Center in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, BCMF Arquitectos

National Equestrian Center in Brazil

Text description provided by the architects. As set out by the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), the planned facilities for the Rio 2007 Pan American Games and for the 2016 Olympics were grouped into four separate areas of the city – Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Maracanã and Deodoro – which will be linked […]

Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, BCMF Arquitectos

Mineirão Stadium

Belo Horizonte. A modernist building in a modernist landscape. Mineirão Stadium and Pampulha neighborhood were conceived during the 40´s, at the beginning of the structuralist fever that would conduct the economic policies of Brazil during the following decades. Not by coincidence, Pampulha´s mentor was Juscelino Kubitschek, then mayor […]

Sport Facilities De Warande in Wetteren, Wetteren, Belgium, B2Ai + VenhoevenCS

Sport Facilities De Warande in Wetteren

Text description provided by the architects. The De Warande master plan provides a dynamic and cohesive framework for a multiplicity of activities with sufficient flexibility to respond to future changes and developments. The plan focuses above all on experiencing the area as a park. A distinction has been made between […]

Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Spain, IDOM

Bilbao Arena

Text description provided by the architects. Bilbao, Miribilla neighborhood, built on ancient iron mines adjacent to the old part of town. A very hilly solar (46 m from one corner to another, just 200m) in which the building was caught in the neighborhood park. Limestone rocks sticking out between the […]

Paris La Défense Arena, Nanterre, France, Christian de Portzamparc

Paris La Défense Arena

Text description provided by the architects. Paris La Défense Arena, which stands at the foot of the Grande Arche, opened with a Rolling Stones concert that filled the 40,000-performance capacity stadium. The project was initiated and financed by Jacky Lorenzetti, President of Racing 92, who, following an architectural competition in […]

Beijing National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), Beijing, China, PTW Architects

Beijing National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube)

The highly sustainable structure is clad with translucent ETFE (ethyl tetra fluoro ethylene), a tough, recyclable material that weighs just one percent of an equivalent sized glass panel. The Aquatics Centre has a bubble cladding that lets in more light than glass and thoroughly cleans itself with every rain shower. […]

Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Kenzo Tange Associates

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium that sits in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan is an arena known for its suspension roof design. The gymnasium was designed by Kenzo Tange and the construction lasted from 1961 to 1964. It was meant to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics. The […]

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Canada, HCMA Architecture + Design

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Text description provided by the architects. Featuring a 37-metre lap pool, a large leisure pool, an accessible hot pool, sauna and steam room, the Centre is carefully designed to promote wellness, accessibility, and fun for the community. The leisure pool provides wheelchair-accessible ramp access and includes a tot area, lazy […]

Sports Hall Bale, Croatia, 3LHD

Sports Hall Bale

Text description provided by the architects. Bale (Valle in Italian) is a small village in Istria peninsula of Croatia that has in majority an agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall was faced faced from the architects with the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean […]

Kiev Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine, Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex

The Olympic Stadium of Kiev was rebuilt when the UEFA European Football Championships was held in 2012 in which Ukraine was staging jointly with Poland. The reconstruction of the stadium has a new design that manages to respect the historic fabric along with its important filigree concrete upper tier built […]

Zamet Centre, Rijeca, Croatia, 3LHD

Zamet Centre

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Zamet Centre in complete size of 16830 m2 host various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces. One third of the […]