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.
ICE RING in Kayseri, Turkey by BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects
April 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Kayseri Ice Ring is placed 9 km far away from the city center and inside the 10.000 square meters site. With the transportation facilities like car, minibus, bus and railway system; the Ice Ring has the chance to make citizens life more sportive. When designing the form of the building, the relation between the ice and the air comes into the mind. Besides, by the meaning of ice, global warming in our today’s world has the consideration for the citizens. For the changing climates, the less green and our apathetic stands can be more conscious in this way.
Ice skating ring with an area of 2000 m² consists of two floors which are the ground floor and mezzanine floor. The total construction area is 2600 m². The surrounding lounge accommodates public functions and social activities when not occupied for rink use. The synthetic ice ring with 30×15 m dimensions is surrounded by the audience seating, the locker rooms and the kindergarten which is separated by the glass surfaces. The cafe on the mezzanine floor enables the audience to monitor the ring.
Facade & Exterior World:
The platform which was raised by stairs create a coherent spatial with the structure and provides a semi-open area. The roof which extends to the entrance, forms like a fringe and covers the roof patio, while the clear structure reaches to a rectangle shape. This clear prism shaped amorphous structures become noticeable and make a difference with the amorphous gaps. The colored glasses on the amorphous gaps validate that the structure was intended to build for entertainment and sports.
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Category: Sports Centre