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.
Polour Rock Climbing Hall in Mazandaran, Iran by New Wave Architecture
May 6th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: New Wave Architecture
Laying on the pristine context of Polour, overlooking the highest peakof Iran-Mount Damavand-, and responding the climbing potential of the region,a spirited sport facility is imprinted delicately in the rocky lands of Mazandaran.
Being inspired by the geological process of the large-scale movements of the earth‘s crust and its tectonic forces,all end up to initial clues toco-operate for drawing up Polour Rock Climbing Hall.
The fragmented mass comes into a multi-facet entity, stems from the layers of nature and gradually rises, peaks and moves down soberly.
Nature and landscape visually creep into the building through the transitive atrium and triangular openings, whilepresenting natural daylight and providing a dynamic sport hall for climbers, from training to competition.
With approximately a total area of 4500 square meters extending along south-east to south-west, the rock climbing gym creates a tangible architectural space where aesthetics is as prominence as performance. Bouldering hall, temporary accommodation zone, fitness gyms and maintenance areas are enclosed by boulder–like walls.
The climbing walls are mounted in front of the atrium, proposing new impressions for the moving observer.Both the users inside and viewers outside interact a dynamic relationship with the climbing gym,while the exterior facets offer outdoor bouldering for climbers.
In harmony with the dominant color of the surroundings, white fiber cement panels are considered for the facets to settle down the whole building in its snowy context.
Steel moment resisting framesare used as the main structural system; while tubular trusses transmit the floor loads to vertical elements due to project long spans.
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Category: Central hall