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La Fonte Gym in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy by Fabio Capanni Workshop

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Article source: Fabio Capanni Workshop

Each and every project realized by Leonardo da Vinci, whether a building or a model airplane, was inspired by the human body. As such, this gym on the outskirts of Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence, can be considered a tribute to Leonardo’s work and genius. The copper plates covering the exterior of the gym makes the building look like muscle fiber. Thanks to the nail-less mounting, the plates are free to move and expand in accordance with one of copper’s key characteristic.

Image Courtesy KME S.p.a.

  • Architects: Fabio Capanni Workshop
  • Project: La Fonte Gym
  • Location: via Boito 5, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
  • Project and supervision of works: Fabio Capanni
  • Collaborators: Gabriele Bartocci, Daniele Buzzegoli, Frida Gramaccioni
  • Structures and systems: Stefano Palazzesi
  • Customer: Municipality of Sesto Fiorentino
  • Builder: IN.G.IOVI. S.r.l. – Afragola (CS) Idroflorence S.r.l. – Badia a Settimo, Scandicci (FI)
  • Chronology:1997-2000: project; 2001-2003, 2006: realization
  • Dimensional data: 1.800 mq lot surface, 600 mq building surface, 4.000 mc building volume
  • Photography: Christian Richters, by courtesy of KME S.p.a.


Oberglatt Gymnasium Extension in Zurich, Switzerland by kit

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: kit

After a fire destroyed the foyer of the gymnasium in Oberglatt, Switzerland, the city council asked for a new extension to the remaining parts of the building. The proposal by kit architects, which took the second prize in the competition, seamlessly connects to the existing structure, through program, space and form. Old and new dissolve into one, giving the building from the 70ties a distinct new identity. The cross section of the old sports hall with its ridged roof is most characteristic. Its ridge and eaves are extended and transformed into a welcoming gesture for the entrance within four descending steps, incidentally creating a series of skylights. The front facade is triangulated and recessed to create a covered zone leading into the building.


  • Architect: kit
  • Name of Project: Oberglatt Gymnasium Extension
  • Location: Oberglatt, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Landscape Design: noa!
  • Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG, Zurich
  • Environmental Engineering: Energieatelier, Zurich


Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall in Aarhus, Denmark by C. F. Møller Architects

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

The children of Aarhus now have a unique hall to romp in. Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall, designed by C. F. Møller Architects, combines the best of the sports hall and playground and is the only one of its kind in Denmark – probably worldwide.

Image Courtesy Julian Weyer

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall
  • Location: Hvidkildevej, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Client: VIK Gymnastik
  • Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
  • Size: 1600m2 (1200m2 new building and 400m2 refurbishment)
  • Construction period: 2009-2010


Pegan Petkovšek National Gymnastics Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Enota

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Article source: Enota

The National Gymnastics Centre Pegan Petkovšek is part of the comprehensive renovation of Svoboda Sports Park in Ljubljana. It is the first of the three sports halls that are to be built on the western edge of a belt between an access street on one side and a large greened park layout with sports grounds on the other. The building of the gymnastics centre is placed on the northernmost part of this belt. The northern and western edge of the building reference the building line regulated by the spatial acts, which also stipulate the greatest built ratio and the height of the building. The strict urbanistic regulations necessitate a very compact design that allows for little deviation.

Pegan Petkovsek

  • Architects: Enota
  • Project: Pegan Petkovšek National Gymnastics Centre
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Type: invited competition
  • Year: 2011
  • Status: finished
  • Size: 6.471 m2
  • Client: Gimnastična zveza Slovenije
  • Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Alja Černe, Andrej Oblak, Polona Ruparčič, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Nebojša Vertovšek


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