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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Two Sports Centers Boshuizerkade in Leiden, The Netherlands by René van Zuuk Architects bv

 
March 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: René van Zuuk Architects bv

The municipality of Leiden was looking to replace the old sports facilities in Leiden with a new complex which would separate the youth football association from the Leiden sports company. The position and footprint of the pavilions was predetermined by Buro Sant and Co who were responsible for the urban design.

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  • Architects: René van Zuuk Architects bv
  • Project: Two Sports Centers Boshuizerkade
  • Location: Boshuizerkade, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Photographer: René van Zuuk Architects bv
  • Client: Municipality of Leiden
  • Program: Two Sportcenters
  • Office: René van Zuuk Architects b.v., Almere / NL
  • Design: René van Zuuk
  • Design Team: Kersten Scheller, Peter Hagelaar, Wulf Oschwald, Javier Paz Taibo
  • Structural engineer: ABT bv
  • Building engineering : Technisch AdviesburoSanes bv
  • Contractor : Huurman Leiden bv
  • Floor area: 1.590 m²
  • Built-up area: 824 m²
  • Cubage: 5.030m³
  • Building Costs: € 1.677.500,
  • €/m³BRI: 333,50 €/m³
  • Start of planning: 2009
  • Completion: 2012
  • Phases of planning: 2-9

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Due to the wide variety of users it was important to strike a harmony in balance between the two pavilions. The first pavilion is dedicated to Football. With the changing rooms on the ground-floor and the canteen and office function on the first floor, the canteen has a stretched glass façade which focuses on the playing fields. On the other side of the canteen is another glass façade which connects the pavilion visually to the surrounding neighbourhood.

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Interaction is more apparent in the second pavilion where there is a glass façade running alongside the street, this wall is also the dividing wall that separates it from the youth soccer association. At ground level the amenities are shared between the pavilions.

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

Image Courtesy René van Zuuk Architects bv

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