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Recreation Center + Sports Facility in Falmouth, UK by The Galante Architecture Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This project is an award-winning youth recreation center, and sports facility in the Town of Falmouth. The site is a long, sloping slice of land between an existing gymnasium, and the playing fields. We designed the new building to re-establish the privileged viewing position that the original building enjoyed. Generous amounts of glass are set into a wall clad with concrete panels. The inside gathering space allows spectators to watch as teams trot to the fields, play their game, and return in victory (or defeat).



National Stadium and Sports Village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by LAVA Architect

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: LAVA Architect

Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology.

LAVA, the LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE, and DESIGNSPORT collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village, held by the Federal Sport Commission, Ethiopia.

Stadium And Sports City

  • Architects: LAVA Architect
  • Project: National Stadium and Sports Village
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Client: The Federal Sports Commission of Ethiopia
  • Size: 60 Hectares
  • Program: 60,000 seat stadium; athletics track; aquatic centre; residential village; headquarters, Federal Sport Commission; and sports halls and arenas.
  • Status: Competition Winner June 2012.


ECO-Sport Facility in Puerto Rico by Ramirez-Gonzalez Studio, PSC

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: Ramirez-Gonzalez Studio, PSC

Proposed by Ramirez-Gonzalez Studio architecture firm, the ECO-Sport Facility is a novel design, which accomplishes the re-engineering of the typical basketball court architecture in Puerto Rico into a sustainable building. The concept was based on the firm’s own philosophy by conceiving ‘Architecture as an Adapted Product’ which permits the project architects to improve the structure environmental output within cost-efficiency parameters from early stages of the design development.

ECO-Sport Facility

  • Architects: Ramirez-Gonzalez Studio, PSC
  • Project: ECO-Sport Facility
  • Location: Puerto Rico
  • Design Team: Emmanuel Ramirez, AIA (principal) and Wilfredo Mendez, AIT
  • Cost: 320,000 USD
  • Status: Preliminary Development
  • Software used: AutoCAD & SketchUp


SPORT COURT in Sarcelles, France by Emmanuel Combarel

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source:  Emmanuel Combarel

Located 16 kilometres from Paris, Sarcelles is part of the banlieue that hurriedly accommodated the immigrants who arrived at the end of the 50s. With a current population close to 60.000, Sarcelles consists of a small old core and a huge expansion to the south known as Le grand Ensemble and conceived in 1965 by Jacques Henri-Labourdette. Paradigm of an urban plan where the urgency of social housing was such that no thought was given to mitigating the conflicts of coexistence, fifty years after it went up the city is the scene of confrontations between communities of different belief and has an unemployment rate nearing 20%.

Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault

  • Architects  : Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
  • Project :  SPORT COURT in Sarcelles
  • Location : Lycée La Tourelle, Sarcelles, France
  • Client  : Région Ile de France
  • Collaborators  : BETIBA Bureau d’Etudes Techniques
  • Main contractors  : LAFRANQUE,  APLOMB,  EVERLITE,  XR Systems,  Tennis et Sols
  • Program : Sport Court

Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault


Bosque de la Esperanza in Soacha, Colombia by El Equipo de Mazzanti

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Article source: El Equipo de Mazzanti

Hope Forest is a sport center in the outskirts of Bogotá where the community can practice several sports and take part of different recreational and academic activities that lead to a cooperative community. This project was made possible thanks to the foundation “Pies Descalzos” founded by the well known singer Shakira and the Spanish ONG “Ayuda en Acción”.

Bosque de la Esperanza

  • Architects: El Equipo de Mazzanti
  • Project: Bosque de la Esperanza
  • Location: Altos de Cazucá, Soacha, Colombia
  • Architect Designer: Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Architects Partners: Juan Manuel Gil, Lorena Gonzalez, Jonathan Hernandez, Liv Johana Zea, Charline Lalanne
  • Year Project: 2010
  • Year of construction: 2011
  • Structural Engineer: Nicolás Parra


Lekhwiya Sports Complex in Doha, Qatar by Perkins Eastman

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Article source: Perkins Eastman 

The Lekhwiya Sports Complex will be the home stadium for the winning team of the Royal Cup, the Lekhwiya Club. The complex will also be used as a training site and home base for a guest team participating in the 2022 World Cup.

Designed in collaboration with ECG, Pieper Sports Facility Consulting, and Site Concepts International, the Lekhwiya Sports Complex will serve as an identifiable icon for the home club, while its mix of uses will provide for a variety of experiences for players, fans, and sponsors alike. Inspiration for the design drew from longstanding aspects of Doha’s and Qatar’s culture and their dominating features. For instance, Doha’s location on the water, its history as a port city, and its boating and sailing culture inspired the design of the stadium’s very form. At the same time, the history of pearl harvesting in the Arabian Gulf is referenced in the smooth white oval and dome shapes.

Lekhwiya Sports Complex (Images Courtesy Perkins Eastman)

  • Architect: Perkins Eastman 
  • Name of project: Lekhwiya Sports Complex
  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Building size: Stadium – 60,000 sf
  • Structure: Concrete, steel, tensile fabric
  • Client: Private Engineering Office of the Emir
  • Image credit: Courtesy Perkins Eastman
  • Associate Architect, MEP Engineer, and Structural Engineer: ECG
  • Sports consultant: Pieper Sports Consulting
  • Landscape Designer: Site Concepts International
  • Status: Under construction
  • Completion Date: Stadium: August 2012


TENNISCALATOR in växjö, sweden by david tajchman

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: David tajchman

Tenniscalator is a proposal for a new tennis centre in Vaxjo, Sweden. Made entirely out of wood it spans an area of 9000 m2. The site chosen for the project is large enough to welcome a one level tennis complex programme. However, a quick analysis of the areas shows the possibility of concentrating everything in almost 10% of the plot area. this concentration in the northern part of the parcel allows the development of a 13652 square meters landscape facing the future built developments. Layering tennis courts is aimed to give a landmark character to the proposal. The wooden totem reaches a height of 58 meters. Not too high, nor too flat, this iconic piece of wood is now visible from far, easy to recognize, easier to identify the neighbourhood.
Building compact permits environmental advantages such as economies of energies and displacements. Heating, ventilation, water, gas and electricity networks are shorter in a vertical setting then in the horizontal one.

Image Courtesy david tajchman

Sport Complex and Swimming Center in Barreiro, Spain by Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source: Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

The Complex in Barreiro has been designed for recreational and sporting use, besides being a leisure and aquatic centre. It has three swimming pools: one with 6 lanes of 25 metres in length, a swimming pool of learning and other one with water beds, Jacuzzi and massage jets. What particularity stands out is its large central space linked to the sports activities and it’s a glass prism with maximum use of natural light and allows the best ventilation of the spaces.

Exterior View


Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Spain by NAOS Architecture

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: NAOS Architecture

The location of the Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Vigo, was a challenge because it was in a empty space of a built block, with a very high slope. So, the superior level stayed and the building was constructed below this level and it develops the functional program semi-buried. Therefore, on top of the building, was projected a public square and the slope of the terrain.

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

  • SITE AREA (FLOOR AREA): 4.689 m²
  • Software used: AUTOCAD and 3DMAX


Sport College in Leidsche Rijn, The Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

Situated in the Leidsche Rijn, a newly built housing district within the periphery of Utrecht, the Sports Campus aims to contribute a public and rather iconographic aspect to the predominantly low-rise area, lacking points of recognition. Two schools, divided up into four wings, stretched out onto the boundaries of the terrain, are organized around a centrally positioned volume containing the shared facilities.

Sport College Leidsche Rijn

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: Sport College
  • Location: Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Function: secondary school, sport
  • Contributed by: Bjorn Utpott
  • Completion: 2006
  • Floor area/size: 19107 m2
  • Client: Sport College LR + VN Leidsche Rijn


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