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Melgaço Sports School Monte Prado in Viana do Castelo, Portugal by Pedro Reis Architect

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: Pedro Reis Architect

A serene and integrated learning experience within the dynamic life of a sports campus.
Located on the outskirts of the ancient village of Melgaço, on the northern border between Portugal and Spain, the new Sports University Building offers a serene and integrated learning atmosphere within the dynamic nature of a sports campus.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: Pedro Reis Architect
  • Project: Melgaço Sports School Monte Prado
  • Location: Melgaço, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Câmara Munícipal de Melgaço – Melgaço Municipality
  • Collaboration: Nicola Tuan, Elisa Pegorin, Luis Ribeiro, Isabel Azevedo, Tiago Tomas, Ricardo Lima
  • Project: 2009-2011
  • Construction: 2011-2014
  • Structural Engeneering: ARA – Alves Rodrigues & Associados, Lda
  • Specialist consultants: ACRIBIA – Projectos e Desenho Técnico, Lda
  • Landscape design: Global2 – Inês Norton
  • Gross floor area: 5050 m2


Evolution Ground in Alfortville, France by NP2F

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Article source: NP2F

Embedded within the boundaries of the ZAC
(coordinated developed zone) Chantereine, the “evolution” grounds of Alfortville represent a qualitative approach to which we lay claim in this district’s public spaces, and more generally in today’s city. Thus, the playground becomes a truly architectural space, integrated in the urban structure and open to the city’s other practices.



  • Architects: NP2F
  • Project: Evolution Ground
  • Location: Alfortville, France
  • Client: city of Alfortville
  • Project managment: NP2F + D’ici là (landscape designers)
  • Surface: 2 050 m2
  • Cost of works: 572 310 € excl tax
  • Year: 2011


Learning pavilion in Mumbai, India by Architecture BRIO

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: Architecture BRIO

Partly a building, partly a challenge course, the Laureus Foundation sponsored Learning Pavilionis an interactive building used as a gathering space and play area for Mumbai’s underprivileged children.

Image Courtesy © Architecture BRIO

Image Courtesy © Architecture BRIO

  • Architects: Architecture BRIO
  • Project: learning pavilion
  • Location: Magic Bus Centre for Experiential Learning, Karjat, Mumbai, India
  • Design Team: Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani, Sahil Deshpande, Pankaj Chakraborty, Ryan Mcloughlin
  • Structural Design: Vijay K. Patil Associates
  • Client: Magic Bus India Foundation
  • Sponsors: Laureus Foundation
  • Area: 275 sq.m.


Vasas Sports Hall Facade Competition Entry in Budapest, Hungary by A4 Studio Ltd.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: A4 Studio Ltd.

Designed by A4 Studio, their design proposal for the new facade for the Budapest Vasas Sports club, one of the oldest and most successful sports associations in Hungary, won the realistic dream project award in the Trimo Architectural Awards competition. The novelty of the planned façade is the plasticity of the manner in which the sports figures are represented. The basic system: the embossed Art Me TRIMO laminated panel. It souter appearance incorporates one single simulated gold metal surface (with varying hues of gold), a reference to the previous sports successes of the club. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

  • Architects: A4 Studio Ltd.
  • Project: Vasas Sports Hall Facade
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Design Team: Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
  • Area: 1200 m2
  • Year: 2012


Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court in Ontario, Canada by SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

The Sky-o-swale is a shade-water structure that filters rainwater through a green roof, into an underground cistern. The water is used to irrigate the Community Garden. More than that, the Sky-o-swale is a shaded community gathering space—a stage for performances and seating for the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) /Jumpstart sports pad. It’s a wondrous structure, with a truly amazing history.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects
  • Project: Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup


Sports centre Zaandam Zuid in Zaanstad, Netherlands by UArchitects

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Article source: UArchitects

The construction of the sports centre Zaandam-Zuid in Zaanstad is located in the Poelenburg district of the city. The sports centre is used during the day by the adjacent practice schools, while in the evening and weekends it will facilitate the needs of the surrounding neighbourhood associations.

Image Courtesy © Emile van Vugt

Image Courtesy © UArchitects

  • Architects: UArchitects – Emile van Vugt & Misak Terzibasiyan
  • Project: Sports centre Zaandam Zuid
  • Location: Zaanstad, Netherlands
  • Client: Municipality of Zaanstad & Coresta


Green Water Sports Station in Upper Silesia, Poland by KUCZIA architect

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: KUCZIA architect

Like a traditional polish farm, the GREEN WATER SPORTS STATION blends into the rural landscape of the shores of Lake Laka in Upper Silesia (Poland).

Three main buildings of the complex – situated orthogonal to each other – define a public place. This place comes into being on the same way like it occurs in the typical polish manor between the cottage, stable and barn. And analogical to them, every building of the Station has a different function: the boat hangar in the east, the central visitors building on the waterfront and the restrooms with showers westward.

Image Courtesy © KUCZIA architect

Image Courtesy © KUCZIA architect

  • Architects: KUCZIA architect
  • Project: Green Water Sports Station
  • Location: Upper Silesia, Poland


Spordtgebouw in Dordrecht, Netherlands by NL Architects

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: NL Architects 

Spordtgebouw is a combined sports facility for three separate schools in the so-called ‘Leerpark’. Traditionally, individual schools have their individual gymnasiums. But by combining the sports halls into one compound the quality of sports education can be improved. A higher degree of collectivity of course enhances complexity but sharing also creates added value. It will for instance be possible to differentiate the halls and apply specific functions like a Dojo. During the day the building is dedicated to the schools, but in the evening and weekends it is open to everybody. As such public money will be used publicly.

Image Courtesy © Ralph Kämena

Image Courtesy © Ralph Kämena

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Spordtgebouw
  • Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ralph Kämena
  • Client: Properstok / Heijmans Vastgoed / City of Dordrecht
  • Users: Insula College, Stedelijk Dalton Lyceum and Wartburg College
  • Urban Plan:West 8


  • Preliminary Design Stage Re-Development: Wim Sjerps and Arne van Wees
  • Definitive Design Stage: Wim Sjerps and Arne van Wees
  • Definitive’ Definitive Design Stage and Execution: Bobby de Graaf, Stephan Schülecke, Arne van Wees with Yannick van Haelen and Detail BV
  • Coordination: BBN Adviseurs
  • Structural Engineers:Ingenieursbureau Zonneveld BV
  • Building Physics / Acoustics: Peutz
  • Installations: Burgers Ergon
  • Climbing wall: ONL
  • Contractor: Heijmans Bouw BV


241 Sports center Hector Berlioz Vincennes in France by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Program: Restructuration of the sport center Hector Berlioz, gym, Mindren hall for martial arts, Burgeat hall for boxing, fitness room, judo,  basketball, storage, cloakrooms and entrance hall.

Image Courtesy © DFA - David Boureau

Image Courtesy © DFA – David Boureau

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: 241 Sports center Hector Berlioz Vincennes
  • Location: 112 bis, Avenue de Paris, 94304 Vincennes, France
  • Photography: DFA – David Boureau
  • Project team leader planning: José Luis Fuentes
  • Contractors: GENETON Entreprise générale
  • Client: City of Vincennes
  • Team: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes (head designer); INGEROP (structural engineering, MEP engineering, cost planning, acoustics and sustainability)
  • Surface: 3 723 m²
  • Budget: 6.8 M€
  • Completion: October 2013


BLUE BOX in Graz, Austria by HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Article source: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects   

The three-section sports hall of BG/BORG Graz Liebenau – called BLUE BOX –should be seen asan additional modulewithin the whole complex of the existing sports and school building, which functions, however, as a free-standing building as a result of the strongidentity-forming effect of itsexternal appearance.

Image Courtesy © Christian Schellander and Karl Heinz Putz

Image Courtesy © Christian Schellander and Karl Heinz Putz

  • Architects: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
  • Project: BLUE BOX
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Photography: Christian Schellander and Karl Heinz Putz
  • Area: about 4.000 m2, finished in April 2014
  • Client: Bundesimmobilien GmbH
  • General Planner: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects ZT GmbH, Graz
  • DesignTeam: Gernot Ritter, Veronika Hofrichter-Ritter, Wolfgang Reicht, Franz Stiegler-Hameter
  • Support structure planning: Peter Mandl ZT GmbH, Graz


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