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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.

Dual sports hall in Borex-Crassier, Switzerland by Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

 
July 7th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

The expansion of the existing sports hall is the result of a competition and left little margin of freedom because of a limited perimeter. Due to its position, the new extension reinforces the western boundary with the countryside and takes advantage of the break in terrain in order to reduce the impact of volume on the site. The quest for continuity with the existing building dictates the rules in terms of extension volume. The “fusional” approach adopted towards the existing structure allows to define a single entrance for the three sports halls.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Architects: Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia
  • Project: Dual sports hall
  • Location: Borex-Crassier, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher, Clarens
  • Designers: Mann & Capua Mann, architectes dipl. EPFL FAS SIA
  • Collaborator: Rodrigo del Canto
  • Building client: Community  of Borex and Crassier
  • Building managment: Regtec SA, Lausanne – B. Flach
Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Structural engineering: AIC ingénieurs conseils SA, Lausanne
  • Fonction: Multipurpose sports hall with 4 changing rooms
  • Floor levels: Underground, ground
  • Land surface: 4’566 m2
  • Built-on surface: 1’703 m2
  • Gross floor area: 1’874 m2
  • Usable floor area: 1’572 m2
  • Volume (SIA 416): 13’793 m3
  • Preparatory works (CFC 1): 437’000 CHF
  • Building (CFC 2): 6’384’000 CHF
  • Equipments (CFC 3): 308’000 CHF
  • Exterior design (CFC 4): 444’000 CHF
  • Additional expenses (CFC 5): 393’000 CHF
  • Furnitures (CFC 9): 282’000 CHF
  • Cost by m3 (CFC 2): 462 CHF
  • Total costs (CFC 1-9): 8’248’000 CHF
  • Competition: 2004
  • Building period: 2005 – 2007
  • Status: Completed
Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

The lookout on the surrounding countryside through a large opening reinforces the notion of lower level.

Showcasing the view, accentuated by the absence of vertical uprights over a length of thirty-two meters, is made possible thanks to a multi-trellis wooden beam six meters high and prefabricated in solid pine wood. The static system of the building derives from the intertwining of these multi-trellis beams. Their composition in three layers of wood of different thickness – a vertical layer flush with the interior cladding to guarantee the beam’s structural resistance, and two diagonal ones – reinforces the effect of transparency.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

The interior space of these halls is defined on three of its sides by this play of wooden beams and affords a particular atmosphere further enhanced by the play of light which brings the beam’s cane texture to life. These effects are accentuated by the exterior covering, in translucent glass, and the interstitial space, one meter thick, which regulates the inside temperature and the intake of outside air through mechanically controlled louvers. This system has proved to be efficient since the temperature inside doesn’t vary more than 4 degrees all year round and is considered a reference for controlled natural ventilation.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

The building has not been modified since it was delivered in 2007, only the surrounding vegetation has developed, integrating even more the sports hall in it’s surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

Image Courtesy © Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann architects dipl. epfl fas sia

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