Jahn Sports Hall

Jahn Sports Hall in Lippstadt

Neuw opportunities

The Jahnplatz in Lippstadt is the sporting center of the city, so the new Jahnsporthalle creates new opportunities here.

The construction of the new three-field sports hall adds another attractive element to the sporting centre of the city.

The new Jahn Sports Hall in Lippstadt, Germany, enhances the sporting centre of the city and harmonises perfectly with its surroundings. The joint project between the Evangelical Church and the city of Lippstadt offers more opportunities for schools and associations.

The Jahnplatz in Lippstadt (North Rhine-Westphalia) is a paradise for sports enthusiasts. It offers not only the opportunity to play football or burn off energy on the running track but also ample scope for individual sports. For example, the dirt park for mountain bikers, the skatepark or the large exercise park.

The construction of the new three-field sports hall adds another attractive element to the sporting centre of the city. Eling architekten of Lippstadt have created a modern 2,450 m² three-field hall on behalf of the city and the Evangelical Church of Westphalia, which harmonises perfectly with the local surroundings.

The existing retaining wall bordering on Jahnplatz was skilfully integrated into the design, offering visitors as a place to sit and watch the world go by.

Located in the immediate vicinity of the secondary school and the Jahnplatz, the light-flooded white hall rests on a brick base.

The existing retaining wall bordering on Jahnplatz was skilfully integrated into the design, offering visitors as a place to sit and watch the world go by.

Here visitors will also find the entrance, with long concrete stairs leading into the foyer, which is flooded with light thanks to the large windows. There is also a ramp leading into the new building.

Acoustic ceiling panels enhance the wood-and-concrete aesthetic.

Inside Jahn Sports Hall, a large grandstand offers space for about 600 people, and there are several multi-purpose rooms, which can be used for the theory lessons taught alongside the sports classes, as well as changing rooms.
Light concrete elements are combined with light wood elements, making the entire hall, which also includes a climbing wall, bright and inviting. In keeping with this design, acoustic panels in a natural wood tone were installed on the ceiling.
Since its inauguration in October 2021, the Jahn Sports Hall has enjoyed great popularity not only among students but also among clubs.

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Architect

Eling achitekten
Cappelstraße 8
D – 59555 Lippstadt

Client

Evangelische Kirche
Stadt Lippstadt

Acoustic ceiling

Troldtekt GmbH
Friesenweg 4 · Haus 12
D – 22763 Hamburg

Physical address

Jahnsporthalle
Udener Str. 2
D – 59555 Lippstadt

Opening

2021

Author

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Olaf Wiechers
Büro für Architektur  +  Mediendienstleistungen
Klaus-Groth-Str. 1
D – 21629 Neu Wulmstorf

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Cradle to Cradle

From silver to gold

Cradle to Cradle

The vision behind Cradle to Cradle is a world in which manufacturers design their products for a circular economy.

Advancing to Gold level is primarily the result of Troldtekt introducing new paint recipes in production.

After ten years of Cradle to Cradle certification at Silver level, the entire range of Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool acoustic solutions has now advanced to Gold level. The vision behind Cradle to Cradle is a world in which manufacturers design their products for a circular economy – in other words where the materials can be reintroduced in new cycles.

Advancing to Gold level is primarily the result of Troldtekt introducing new paint recipes in production.

The switch to the new paint type means that Troldtekt is moving up two levels – from Silver to Platinum – within material health, which is one of the five categories of criteria counting towards Cradle to Cradle certification. And as Troldtekt is already at Gold or Platinum level in the other four categories, it triggers overall certification at Gold level. The certification is officially valid from 1 March 2022.

“It’s not just a small corner of our range that is now Cradle to Cradle-certified at Gold level – it is the entire range of Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool products.”
Tina Snedker Kristensen

“More than a decade ago, we chose to base our business strategy on the Cradle to Cradle principles. Since then, we have optimised our production by switching to renewable energy, by systematically recycling waste and much more. Material health, and specifically the preservatives in the paint, have been the only barrier to achieving Gold certification. Therefore, the new paint recipes represent quite a milestone for us,” says Tina Snedker Kristensen, Head of Sustainability and Communications at Troldtekt A/S.
“It’s not just a small corner of our range that is now Cradle to Cradle-certified at Gold level – it is the entire range of Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool products in either natural wood or painted in our standard colours white, grey and black. The certification also covers our design series and our brand new carbon-negative acoustic panels based on the cement type FUTURECEM™,” she adds.
In practice, the systematic work with Cradle to Cradle means that Troldtekt possesses in-depth knowledge of all the ingredients in the acoustic panels, right down to 100 parts per million. Analyses have shown that the panels do not contain any substances which are harmful to humans or the environment. Healthy ingredients are a prerequisite for being able to reintroduce products into new biological and technical cycles. And healthy cycles are the backbone of the circular economy.

“After lengthy discussions with our paint suppliers, we’ve now arrived at a new and durable paint recipe which contains no harmful biocides.”
Vibeke Pedersen

The preservatives – biocides – in the paint for the acoustic panels have so far stood in the way of achieving Cradle to Cradle certification at Gold level. However, recipes have now been successfully developed that use newer and more sustainable preservation technology.

“Preservatives are necessary to avoid having to discard large quantities of paint due to spoiling and frequent colour changes in production.” explains Vibeke Pedersen, Head of Engineering Department at Troldtekt A/S.

“Since installing our new paint facility in 2016, we have collected and recycled excess paint – or ‘overspray’ as it is called – from our spray booths, which has cut the amount of paint we waste by 70 per cent.”
“If we removed the preservatives, we would no longer be able to use the overspray due to microbial attacks. And this would result in total waste of approx. 200,000 litres of paint a year.”
“After lengthy discussions with our paint suppliers, we’ve now arrived at a new and durable paint recipe which contains no harmful biocides. However, the new paint is still sufficiently durable for the overspray to be recycled. This has required product development and extensive testing of the recipes in our production. So, a lot of hard work has paved the way for our certification at Gold level,” she says.

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Supplier

Troldtekt GmbH
Friesenweg 4 · Haus 12
D – 22763 Hamburg

Author

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Olaf Wiechers
Büro für Architektur  +  Mediendienstleistungen
Klaus-Groth-Str. 1
D – 21629 Neu Wulmstorf

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Acoustic panels

Acoustic panels with a negative carbon footprint

Award-winning

The new Troldtekt® panels absorb more CO2 than they emit during production.

Troldtekt A/S is now launching acoustic panels made using the patented cement type FUTURECEM™ from Aalborg Portland.

Troldtekt A/S is now launching acoustic panels made using the patented cement type FUTURECEM™ from Aalborg Portland. The new Troldtekt® panels absorb more CO2 than they emit during production. Their acoustic properties, natural strength and fire protection ratings are on a par with acoustic panels manufactured using traditional cement.

The mixing of the wood in the well-known acoustic panels with FUTURECEM rather than traditional cement represents a major milestone in Troldtekt’s work with sustainability. FUTURECEM is a patented cement product which synergises calcined clay with lime filler. In this way, much of the fired clinker in Aalborg Portland’s cement production can be replaced.

The result is cement with a 30 per cent smaller carbon footprint. Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM are available since March 2022.
“The carbon footprint of each Troldtekt acoustic panel stems almost entirely from its cement content, and therefore it really makes a difference that we’re now switching to a greener cement type. We’ve carried out a life cycle analysis which shows that Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM actually absorb more CO2 than they emit when we measure the different production phases,” says Peer Leth, CEO at Troldtekt A/S.
“We are continuously working to make a bigger contribution to the circular economy and reduce society’s carbon footprint, and in this respect Troldtekt production based on FUTURECEM is a big step forward. All the focus on circular solutions and the desire to limit the use of virgin materials means new and stricter requirements for an increased use of recycled materials in tomorrow’s buildings. Consequently, we’re simultaneously targeting our efforts at product development with new green solutions for binders,” he adds.

The CO2 embedded in the wood exceeds what is emitted during the production of FUTURECEM.

The wood, which is the other raw material in Troldtekt acoustic panels, absorbs CO2 as the trees grow in the Danish forests. The CO2 embedded in the wood exceeds what is emitted during the production of FUTURECEM. And as the production of the acoustic panels at the factory in Troldhede is based on 97.7 per cent renewable energy, the total carbon accounts during production end up being negative.

During use, the cement layer in a Troldtekt panel gradually absorbs CO2 via the chemical process of carbonisation, which further reduces the negative carbon footprint.

“It is the cement that gives Troldtekt acoustic panels their strength, durability and fire-protective properties without the use of harmful chemicals. The benefits are difficult to achieve with binders other than cement. Therefore, we’re very excited that Aalborg Portland has developed FUTURECEM, as it enables us to be both climate-friendly while preserving all the well-known benefits of our acoustic panels,” says Peer Leth.

He adds that Troldtekt is working on different recycling methods to ensure that as little of the embedded CO2 as possible is released during incineration when the acoustic panels finally reach the end of their useful lives after min. 50-70 years. As it happens, offcuts from Troldtekt’s factory are already being used in the production of new cement at Aalborg Portland. A pilot project will establish how this scheme can be scaled up to also include cement-bonded wood wool waste from the demolition of buildings.

Both the classic panels and the solutions in the Troldtekt design series will be available based on FUTURECEM.

The different types of Troldtekt acoustic panels contain either grey or white cement. To begin with, Troldtekt is introducing acoustic panels in which FUTURECEM replaces the grey cement.

Both the classic panels and the solutions in the Troldtekt design series will be available based on FUTURECEM. “Our ambition is for the Troldtekt panels which are currently made with white cement to be manufactured using FUTURECEM in the future. The potential carbon savings are even greater when replacing the white cement, which emits more CO2 during production. We are confident, but further product development is still required,” says Peer Leth.

Like the other cement-bonded wood wool products from Troldtekt, the new acoustic panels will be certified according to the sustainable Cradle to Cradle design concept.
Troldtekt based on FUTURECEM has been assessed as fulfilling the requirements for Cradle to Cradle Gold certification by the independent assessor Vugge til Vugge Danmark, while the classic Troldtekt acoustic panels are advancing from Silver to Gold. Certification was granted in early 2022.

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Supplier

Troldtekt GmbH
Friesenweg 4 · Haus 12
D – 22763 Hamburg

Author

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Olaf Wiechers
Büro für Architektur  +  Mediendienstleistungen
Klaus-Groth-Str. 1
D – 21629 Neu Wulmstorf

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Ludwig Weber School

Ludwig Weber School in Frankfurt

Together not alone

Ludwig Weber School promotes communication and openness – including thanks to good acoustics.

Ludwig Weber School is a fun place to learn.

A fun place for primary school pupils to learn: the new building of the Ludwig Weber School in Frankfurt’s Sindelfingen district (founded in 1973), which was designed by Behnisch, the Stuttgart architects, successfully combines a spacious interior with an exterior that does not appear outsized.

Apart from the distinctive design of the upper two floors, which rise in terraces above the ground floor, the new primary school building features an eye-catching wood-aluminium facade which is both attractive and inviting thanks to floor-to-ceiling window and large wooden elements. Moreover, the ensemble fits perfectly into its surroundings.

With a floor space of about 4,000 square metres, there is ample room for the approximately 200 students and their teachers to move around in the free-form, open school landscape, which stimulates open communication while also being easy to navigate.

All rooms have access to the surrounding terraces, which serve as escape routes and recreational spaces.

In accordance to the school mission “Together not alone”, the architects designed a school building that creates the basis for a vibrant school community with a diverse range of learning areas, open spaces and additional outdoor “green” classrooms.

The main entrance leads directly into the heart of the building. From the foyer, which is flooded with daylight through a large, round skylight, two interlocking staircases lead to the two upper floors, likewise airy and light-filled, each with four classrooms and group rooms.

All rooms have access to the surrounding terraces, which serve as escape routes and recreational spaces. The library and the IT department are located at the centre, close to the staircases.
From the school office and administrative rooms located on the first floor, teachers are also able to keep an eye on the entrance hall and the playground. On the second floor, there is a spacious terrace, which is used as a ‘green classroom’.

To satisfy the highest demands for optimal acoustics in the sports facilities and classrooms, Troldtekt acoustic panels were installed in the new school building.

As a special feature of Ludwig Weber School, the single-field sports hall, which is integrated into the building and flooded with natural light thanks to its large windows, can now be accessed directly from the foyer.

The ground floor also houses the canteen with a fully equipped kitchen. This area opens onto the 4000 m² playground, which offers plenty of space to romp, and play as well as sufficient room for retreating.

To satisfy the highest demands for optimal acoustics in the sports facilities and classrooms, Troldtekt acoustic panels were installed in the new school building. The acoustic panels are made entirely of the natural materials wood and cement and are thus not just highly effective in terms of sound absorption but also sustainable.
At the same time, the wood wool panels of Ludwig Weber School create a healthy indoor climate, provide effective fire protection, and fit the structure and design of the space perfectly.

A win for all.

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Architect

Behnisch Architects
Rotebühlstraße 163A
D – 70197 Stuttgart

Client

Magistrat der Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Acoustic ceiling

Troldtekt GmbH
Friesenweg 4 · Haus 12
D – 22763 Hamburg

Physical address

Ludwig Weber School
Paul-Kirchhof-Platz 13
D – 65931 Frankfurt am Main

Opening

2020

Author

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Olaf Wiechers
Büro für Architektur  +  Mediendienstleistungen
Klaus-Groth-Str. 1
D – 21629 Neu Wulmstorf

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Lurup Neighborhood School

Lurup Neighborhood School

New ways

An impressive new building that is home to a neighborhood school and a neighborhood center based on the Scandinavian model.

After a good three years of construction, roughly 1000 pupils and 120 teachers moved into the accessible school building.

Global architectural firm Behnisch Architekten have designed an impressive new build on behalf of the city of Hamburg in Lurup, comprising a school and community centre after the Scandinavian model.

After a good three years of construction, roughly 1000 pupils and 120 teachers moved into the accessible school building, which includes a sports and multipurpose hall.

The curved new build of some 14,000 m² is elegant, understated and welcoming, and holds 36 classrooms and specialist rooms on three floors. The balconies that run around the building and the almost entirely glazed facade present an open and transparent appearance.
The new build is also home to the so-called Community School (LURUM), which aims to improve the future prospects and educational opportunities of the young people of Lurup and their families beyond school. After the Scandinavian model, the new community centre combines educational and extracurricular facilities for all generations.

Previously the school was spread over three campuses. The fact that all year groups are now under the one roof is a perfect realisation of the school’s inclusive design.

The multipurpose room, canteen, media centre and sports halls are located off the school’s central foyer on the ground floor. The first floor contains classrooms, the teachers’ wing with individual offices, rooms for school social work, a room for parent meetings, a first-aid room as well as a lounge for teaching staff and a library.
Previously the school was spread over three campuses. The fact that all year groups are now under the one roof is a perfect realisation of the school’s inclusive design.
Multi-professional teams of specialist and special education teachers support the children and young people individually according to their educational needs, help them to obtain their school leaving certificates and also promote social learning.

The light-colored acoustic panels from Troldtekt GmbH fit perfectly into the overall design concept and optimize the acoustic conditions, both in the classrooms and in the sports halls.

This inclusive, open and innovative approach is also evident inside the new build. Natural light abounds in the large foyer thanks to the glass facade and a skylight. The broad steps and curved corridors create a cheery, relaxed feel.

The corridors between the specialist rooms are divided up and equipped with special seating in such a way that they can also be used by study groups if necessary.

Attractive colour accents in deep red and yellow hues provide a vibrant contrast to the light floors and acoustic ceilings from Troldtekt.

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Architect

Behnisch Architekten
Rotebühlstraße 163A
D – 70197 Stuttgart

Client

SBH | Schulbau Hamburg

Acoustic ceiling

Troldtekt GmbH
Friesenweg 4 · Haus 12
D – 22763 Hamburg

Physical address

Stadtteilschule Lurup
Flurstraße 15
D – 22549 Hamburg

Opening

2020

Author

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Olaf Wiechers
Büro für Architektur  +  Mediendienstleistungen
Klaus-Groth-Str. 1
D – 21629 Neu Wulmstorf

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Ariake Gymnastics Centre

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre

Nutshell

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre offers a very large space in timber frame construction with an exceptionally harmonious atmosphere.

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre is designed to function in two phases; initially as a Olympic sports facility, it will be converted into a permanent exhibition hall.

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre is designed to function in two phases; initially as a temporary international sports competition facility, then, after taking out the temporary spectator stands, it will be converted into a permanent exhibition hall.

A unique feature of this facility is its extensive and generous use of timber throughout the building. This is a positive realization of “wooded facilities” and “sustainability” announced in the Tokyo 2020 candidacy file. The material was also selected to express the memory of this district which was once a timber storage pond.

Based on the architectural concept of “a wooden vessel floating in the bay area,” timber is used wherever possible, specifically in the roof frame structure, facade, spectator seats, exterior walls, etc. while carefully considering the characteristics of wood in each application.

Function, structure, and space are tightly combined to achieve beauty and richness in simplicity, which is the essence of Japanese traditional wood architecture.

The arena ceiling is a wood frame structure designed to reduce the weight of the overall structure. The concourse space, where spectators approach the arena, is intentionally placed outdoors. The wood facade takes into account acoustic and thermal insulation properties.

Function, structure, and space are tightly combined to achieve beauty and richness in simplicity, which is the essence of Japanese traditional wood architecture that we hope spectators and athletes from all over the world will experience.  

The site is located in the midst of a vast, wide-open landscape along a canal. Yet the design also needed to take into account the residential environment of the medium-rise and high-rise condominium buildings in the vicinity. The horizontally long and flowing lines were achieved by keeping the building height as low as possible, reducing the overall volume and controlling the height of the eaves.

Lightening the weight of the structure by using wood for the roof is effective for buildings constructed on sites with poor soil conditions.

By positioning the circulation concourse on the outside of the building and creating an open and broad approach space, the design attempts to avoid the impenetrable exterior typically found on large-scale sports facilities created by the monolithic walls.

Lightening the weight of the structure by using wood for the roof is effective for buildings constructed on sites with poor soil conditions. In this project, we adopted a simple structure that uses single members of large glued laminated timber with high heat capacity, rather than trusses consisting of a number of small members, to achieve both fire resistance performance and structural stability.

Japan’s first complex structural system using Timber Beam Strings Structure and Cantilever Trusses created a large wood-frame space that dynamically covers the arena.

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Client

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Address

Ariake Gymnastics Centre
1 Chome-10-1 Ariake,
Koto City
Tokyo 135-0063
Japan

Opening

2020

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Gissi Sports Hall

The Gissi Sports Hall

A good argument

The recreational offer of small community is important to prevent the urban exodus. The Gissi sports hall is a good example.

With the construction of the Gissi Sports Hall, the municipality has sent a strong signal against the urban exodus.

Gissi lies in the hilly landscape of the Provincia di Chieti on the edge of the Apennine Mountains. With just over two and a half thousand inhabitants, the Italian municipality is quite manageable and also very old – even the Romans settled in the area, which is shaped by vineyards and fruit and olive trees. Wine lovers particularly appreciate the area since the grapes for the popular Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grow here.

But like almost all small towns in central and southern Italy, it is not easy to get residents to stay. To make a change here, the municipality decided to build a multi-purpose hall primarily used as a playground and gymnasium, as well as renovating the outdoor areas and creating a football pitch made of artificial turf.

The new sports hall takes a central position in the public life of Gissi. It is clearly visible from the town hall, the stadium and the swimming pool.

The architects of Beatrice Comelli architetto have divided the volume into two levels. The entrance level is open and transparent. It was clad with polycarbonate, which has an enormous signalling effect when illuminated. The pitch level, on the other hand, was lowered and is made of concrete.

Now volleyball, basketball, skating and social events are part of the Gissi community’s offerings. 

This building project was also urgently needed because there had previously been no gymnasium at all, meaning that the sports facilities were not sufficient either for primary or secondary school pupils living in the village, nor for the public and particularly not for the local volleyball team. It is part of the ASD Sportland association, which was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing the residents of Gissi with more sporting and social opportunities – including volleyball, basketball, skating, and summer activities for children and young people.

To make way for the new multi-purpose hall, an older part of the middle school building was demolished and replaced by the new sports hall.

We contributed to the redesign by supplying a two-tone Polytan Indoor GYM Point surface in blue and ochre. This point-elastic indoor sports floor is flexible and therefore shock-absorbent, which is especially important for children’s and school sports, but also for amateur and recreational sports.

The equipment of the sports areas underlines the distinctly harmonious effect of the Gissi sports hall.

In front of the hall, we have also installed a LigaGrass Pro artificial turf pitch, which is suitable for multi-functional use. The LigaGrass Pro filament with its triangular cross-section ensures even greater fibre stability and gives the turf more volume and structure. As a crimped Polytan artificial turf system, the LigaGrass Pro also features BiColour colouring.

Gissi’s new multi-purpose hall, which was officially opened on 14 September 2020, is intended to be a place for sporting activities, but also to serve as a meeting place and space for cultural, educational and leisure activities that promote integration and social cohesion in the community.

The hall was built with the help of funding from the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the Italian Sports Credit Institute. It is also handicapped-accessible in line with CONI standards for sports facilities, and features an entrance ramp at the main door, for example.

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Architects

Beatrice Comelli architetto
Via Manin 6/4
I – 33100 Udine

Gaspari Carlo Architetti
Via Fedele Romani, 11
I – 65123 – Pescara

 

Client

Gissi Community

Pitches

POLYTAN GMBH
Gewerbering 3
D – 86666 Burgheim

Address

Palestra Comunale Polivalente
Via dello Stadio 1
I – 66052 Gissi CH

Opening

2020

Photograph

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Polytan

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The Arch

The Arc at Green School

Unique

The geometry of this arch not only saves a lot of building material, it also results in a beautiful sports hall.

The Arc aims to set new standards for sustainable building and education.

The Arc is the newest building on campus at the world-renowned Green School in Bali, Indonesia. The school has a 12 year history of breaking boundaries and expanding horizons.

The Arc is the newest benchmark in that history, raising the bar for sustainable education around the world. The first building of its kind ever made.

Along the way, The Arc is a fantastic and distinctly multifunctional sports hall.

The Arc at Green School is built from a series of intersecting 14 meter tall bamboo arches spanning 19 meters, interconnected by anticlastic gridshells which derive their strength from curving in two opposite directions.

The design model was a mammal’s chest.

The Arc is a feat of engineering; it required months of research and development and fine tuning of tailor-made details. The result is a refined design with unparalleled beauty.

The Arc employs one of nature’s greatest strategies for creating large spaces with minimal structure. Within a human ribcage, a series of ribs working in compression are held in place by a tensioned flexible layer of muscle and skin.

This creates a thin but strong encasement for the lungs. In the case of The Arc, arches working in compression are held in place by tensioned anticlastic gridshells.

The Arc’s counterintuitive orchestration of geometry brings the structure into a state of equilibrium.

These fields of gridshells appear to drape across the spaces between impossibly thin arches soaring overhead, giving a whimsy, intimacy and beauty to the space. Although, the gridshells appear to hang from the arches, they actually hold them up.

“The gridshells use shape stiffness to form the roof enclosure and provide buckling resistance to the parabolic arches. The two systems together create an unique and highly efficient structure, able to flex under load allowing the structure to redistribute weight, easing localised forces on the arches.” says Neil Thomas from Atelier One.

The Arc’s counterintuitive orchestration of geometry brings the structure into a state of equilibrium, which means a dramatically decreased necessity for structural material. This also means an unprecedented inner volume with an impossibly thin structure and without any distracting trusses.

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Architects

IBUKU

Client

Grren School Bali

Address

Green School Bali
Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja
Banjar Saren
Abiansemal, Badung
IDN  -Bali 80352

Opening

2020

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L’Alqueria del Basket

L’Alqueria del Basket in Valencia

Discreet orange

Not only the discreet use of the club colours is exemplary, especially in professional sport.

” After all, our main goal was to create a space where children have the best conditions to play and learn.”

ERRE arquitectura

L’Alqueria del Basket arises from the need to create a space that shelters the academy of the Valencia Basket team. A large-scale sports complex where the new generations could play in the best conditions was necessary.

The complex was designed by ERRE arquitectura from Valencia.

“Alqueria” means “country estate” or “country house”. This is where the Valencia Basket Club wants to accommodate its more than 500 talents.

L’Alqueria del Basket emerges due to the growing number of young players who are part of the club and the need to create a unique space to house them all. Currently, more than 500 children train in different parts of the city. Therefore, it was necessary to create a “house”, a big complex where all of them could train in the best conditions possible.

The project is located next to La Fuente de San Luís, the current stadium of the club, and its area covers roughly 15,000 square meters. The program is divided into two volumes and is composed by a total of 13 courts: 9 indoor and 4 outdoor.

The design focused on aspects of durability, comfort and lighting from the very beginning,

The first volume contains the largest court where the main games and the training sessions take place.

The second one contains 8 courts designed for training purposes. These courts can be simultaneously used and become independent by an automated curtains system.

The project is located next to La Fuente de San Luís, the current stadium of the club, and its area covers roughly 15,000 square meters. The program is divided into two volumes and is composed by a total of 13 courts: 9 indoor and 4 outdoor.

The first volume contains the largest court where the main games and the training sessions take place.

Lights and colours are the defining elements inside L’Alqueria del Basket.

The second one contains 8 courts designed for training purposes. These courts can be simultaneously used and become independent by an automated curtains system.

The basketball courts are distributed around a central axis which has two levels:

  • The lower level houses services such as locker rooms for both teams on each court, gym, nursing area and rooms for physiotherapy.
  • The upper level is dedicated to teaching, but it also contains areas designed for family members who want to enjoy the matches.

The ascent to the upper level is via an orange ramp – this is the club’s colour. The use of the club colours is exemplary, especially in professional sports.

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Architects

ERRE arquitectura
Maestro Gozalbo 20
ESP – 46005 Valencia

Photograph

Daniel Rueda

Author

ERRE arquitectura

Opening

2017

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Wettingen Cantonal School

Wettingen Cantonal School Sports Hall

Carved in stone

The Cistercian monastery in Wettingen is a special place. A sports hall has to be subordinate here.

With respect for the historic monastery view, the Wettingen cantonal school sports halls were built underground.

The Cistercian monastery in Wettingen is a cultural monument of national importance. When the cantonal school moved into the monastery premises in 1979, the school’s sports hall with a swimming pool was constructed on the common land outside the monastery area.

To maintain the historical view of the monastery, the sports hall and swimming pool were built underground, around a deep courtyard with longitudinal sides that provided the adjoining gymnasiums with daylight.

The planned extension of the sports halls built in 1979 was also realised in accordance with the monastic mission statement.

The planned extension of the Wettingen cantonal school sports halls is also required to adhere to this principle and is thus being developed underground. Since the orientation and provision of daylight play a decisive role, a linear promenade was planned as the starting point for the design, forming a clear and orderly link between the old and the new buildings.

All the main uses are either directly adjacent to this access route, or the promenade affords a generous view of them.

The chosen form of organisation with linear elements creates a calm and clear impression of Wettingen cantonal school sports halls from the outside. A window strip facing north accompanies the promenade in the vicinity of the triple sports hall.

The art on the building plays with the metaphor of the rough rock on which the Cistercian monastery is enthroned high above the Limmat and into which the new sports hall was chiselled.

Bringing together the illuminating zone and the spectators’ gallery avoids any irritating backlight effects when people are watching the sports being played. And, in the other direction, when looking out from the hall, the observer sees a wide relief wall.

The art on the building is by the Lang/Baumann duo and plays on the metaphor of the rough rock on which the Cistercian monastery towers above the Limmat river and into which, in the true sense of the word, the new sports hall has been chiselled.

The shadows cast by the concrete blocks change over the course of the day and the year, giving the underground observer a feel for the time of day or year.

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Project data

Architects

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Alleestrasse 25
CH – 2503 Biel/Bienn

Client

Immobilien Kanton Aargau
Departement Finanzen und Ressourcen
CH-Aarau

Team

Pat Tanner, Alexander Unsin, Andreas Frank, Daniele Di Giacinto, Claude Marbach, David Locher, Julia Wurst, Marianne Rüger, Jonathan Anders, Ronja Engelhardt, Mart Maurer, Belén Jatuff Mathis

Address

Kantonsschule Wettingen
Klosterstrasse 11
CH – 5430 Wettingen

Opening

2018

Photograph

Ariel Huber / EDIT images
Brauerstrasse 45
CH – 8004 Zürich

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Kura Kura

Form follows shuttlecock

Kura Kura in Bali

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IBUKU + Studio Jencquel

Situation

Kura Kura is the name of a building that houses a badminton court and has a floor surface of over 200 square meters.

Inspired by the shape of a tortoise shell, the large bamboo structure was designed and built in a collaboration between Ibuku and Studio Jencquel. The court is privately owned by Maximilian Jencquel and was completed in 2016.

Structure

The pavilion is built entirely from bamboo (structure and all roofing), except for the floor, which is from a special rubber resin.

It was Studio Jencquel’s initial concept to conceive a convex roofline that would solve some of the ergonomic requirements needed for an indoor badminton court. At the center of the court, above the net, a height of 9m is required, and therefore the ceiling of this court was to mimic the trajectory of a shuttle-cock, resulting in a turtle-like curved shape.

Airflow

Other considerations affecting the shape and height of this roof where the need to allow airflow for cooling, while simultaneously stopping the wind, which would interfere with the shuttlecock’s flight.

That’s why the buildings orientation was positioned in consideration of the predominant wind patterns, and the roof almost grazes the ground on two of its extremities. Bamboo was the obvious choice for such an organically shaped building in the tropics. ⁠

Realisation

Studio Jencquel’s founder Maximilian Jencquel approached his friend Elora Hardy, the most experienced and professional bamboo designers/ builders on Bali (and probably the world) to help design a structure for the aforementioned concept.

Elora and her team came up with this intriguing, basket-like woven structure, which they not only conceived, but also built with their amazing team of bamboo carpenters. ⁠

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Project data

Architect

Studio Jenquel
Jalan Raya Sanggingan
Banjar Lungsiakan
Ubud-Gianyar 80571
Bali, Indonesien

Construction management

Elora Hardy — IBUKU Studio

Project team

QL Ingeniería
María José González Vicente
José María López Llaquet
Bauunternehmen: TECOPSA

Physical address

Jalan Raya Sanggingan
Gianyar
Bali, Indonesien

Opening

2016

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Author

Studio Jenquel

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Saint Gellért Sports Hall

A work of art

Saint Gellért Sports Hall

építész stúdió

About

Szent Gellért Sports Hall (Szent Gellért Terem) in Budapest is an outstanding example of building within existing structures – and not only for this. It was built for the St. Margaret Gymnasium from the 1930s and was opened in summer 2020.

The design was developed by the Hungarian office építész stúdió.

Concept

The design of Szent Gellért Sports Hall was primarily determined by its location on the site. The site has a steep gradient, and on a derelict area behind the school there was enough space to accommodate the building and the necessary access areas.

The designers decided to embed the Szent Gellért sports hall. This has serious implications for the appearance of the hall, its surroundings and, of course, its internal organization.

Visible size

The visible size of the building is reduced by more than half. Behind the school the terrain rises sharply, so large parts of the hall are hidden under the (still growing) green of the slope.

The back of the Szent Gellért Sports Hall has completely disappeared into the slope, the side facades grow out of the terrain. The gallery level behind the south façade, on the other hand, is completely perceivable and opens up to the school with large glass surfaces.

The roof becomes the much-cited fifth façade – and with an additional pitch it can even be used. The unusual ball-catching device gives the whole thing enormous lightness – and the total contrast to the richly detailed school building.

Environment

Property and garden have a history. In the past, there used to be majestic terraces here. However, their character was lost in the Second World War. In the end, the area lay fallow.

The restoration of this garden with its historical inclination and the “roof terrace” for the pitch is not only extremely useful from a functional point of view, it also reminds us of the neo-baroque predecessor of the Szent Gellért Sports Hall.

Access

Szent Gellért Sports Hall is accessed from the back of St. Margaret Gymnasium. The entrance, changing rooms and showers for the athletes, as well as the teachers’ and storage rooms are all located on pitch level. This means short distances and saves time, which is of course helpful for school sports.

Spectators access the interior of the hall via the gallery level above. A spacious lobby with a view of the pitch leads visitors to the stands.

Usage

Accesses and paths for athletes and spectators are thus separated and lead to the heart of the hall, the pitch, on different levels. In addition to school sports, basketball and volleyball as well as fitness courses take place here – sometimes simultaneously.

Materials

The structure of the building makes no attempt to interfere with the historical structure of the school. This is very beneficial.

In keeping with this restrained approach, the architects have used the most simple materials possible. Wood, glass and exposed concrete dominate. Where necessary for daily use, the concrete construction was covered with wooden surfaces.

Roof

The ball catching fence on the roof is formed by closely spaced galvanized bar elements. Compared to the monolithic structure of the Szent Gellért Sports Hall, they appear almost transparent – or like a reward. The grid is strict, yet hardly noticeable next to the school’s detailed monument.

Everything seems simple. A work of art.

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Project data

Architect

építész stúdió
1016 Budapest,
HU – Krisztina krt. 71

Landscape architect

Dániel Takács, Dorottya Varró
HU – Budapest
Táncsics Mihály utca 83a/2

Client

Szent Margit Gimnázium

Physical address

Szent Margit Gimnázium
1114 Budapest
HU – Villányi út 5-7

Project team

Zsolt Félix, Tamás Fialovszky, Bálint Gulyás, Gergely Kenéz

Photograph

Gergely Kenéz

Author

Johannes Bühlbecker
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