Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Double Sports Hall in Bielefeld-Ubbedissen by Architekten Wannenmacher + Möller GmbH designed using ArchiCAD and 3DSMax
September 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Architekten Wannenmacher + Möller GmbH
A new sports hall was to be constructed at the primary school in the district of Ubbedissen in Bielefeld because the old hall had not been consistent with modern requirements for a long time and also displayed great investment deficit. Besides the school the new hall was also intended for use by sports clubs so that it would enjoy better utilization. The new sports hall was to be built on fallow land near to the school that borders directly onto the existing sports fields.
The new sports hall is in the form of a plain glass cube. Its entrance faces towards the primary school. It is emphasised by a projecting roof. Besides the foyer the ground floor houses the building services centre, equipment rooms and a clubroom. A staircase that dominates the foyer then leads onto the upper floor, which houses the changing rooms. The surrounding walkway that separates the changing rooms from the hall also serves as a gallery. At the ends of the gallery two large windows provide a view of the rural surroundings. As the school was also to use the hall as an auditorium high quality materials such as wood and glass were also used on its interior.