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Heerenschürli Sports Facilities with Locker room building in Helen Keller Strasse 20, 8051 Zürich by Dürig AG and TOPOTEK 1

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Article source: Dürig AG

With its 10.2 ha total surface, the ’Heerenschürli’ in Schwamendingen is one of the three biggest sports grounds of Zurich. The increasing demand for sports facilities lead to a competition program for the reorganization and extension to twelve soccer fields, the creation of a baseball field, a substantially sized locker room building and a smaller housing for the maintenance facilities.

Image Courtesy Hanns Joosten

  • Architects: Dürig AG and TOPOTEK 1
  • Project: Heerenschürli Sports Facilities with Locker room building
  • Location: Helen Keller Strasse 20, 8051 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Client: The City of Zürich, represented by: Grün Stadt Zürich, Immobilien-Bewirtschaftung, Amt für Hochbauten
  • Program: Changing-rooms, Restaurant, 12 Soccer fields, 1 Baseball field
  • Cost: CHF 13.2 Millions
  • Building Volume: 17 800 m3
  • Site Area: 10.2 hectares
  • User: Sportamt der Stadt Zürich


Diamond Arena — China National Tennis Center by Atelier 11

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Article source: Atelier 11

With the grand opening of China Open 2011 on September 25 in Beijing, the China National Tennis Center designed by Beijing-based architectural practice Atelier 11 is officially completed and ready to welcome the top players from the world, including Robin Soderling, Li Na, and Caroline Wozniacki, and hundreds of thousands of tennis fans from China and abroad.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Zhang Guangyuan, Gao Qinglei)

  • Architects: Atelier 11
  • Name of Project: Diamond Arena — China National Tennis Center
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Design Director: Xu Lei
  • Design Team: Ding Liqun, Gao Qinglei, Liu Heng, An Peng
  • Photographer: Zhang Guangyuan, Gao Qinglei


Sports and Leisure Building at High School No.3 in Wroclaw, Poland by Major Architekci

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Article source: Major Architekci

Located in the center of Wrocław, sport and leisure building designed by Major architekci, has been  made for the nationwide competition and was awarded first prize.

Main problem of the competition was to create a connection between two different schools built in the end of 19th century. High standard and multifunctionallity were first priority of competition for new building.


Night View (Images Courtesy Daniel Rumiancew)

  • Architect: Major Architekci
  • Name of Project: Sports and Leisure Building at High School No.3
  • Location: St. Skargi 29-31, 50-082 Wroclaw, Poland
  • Architekt prowadzący: Marcin Major
  • Colaborators: Aleksandra Doniec. Joanna Omylska, Anna Owsiany, Alicja Adamowicz, Magdalena Kluz, Mariusz Borowiec, Slawomir Lazewski, Kamila Jacyniuk, Pawel Major, Joanna Nosal
  • Photographs: Daniel Rumiancew


Community center & sports facility “Pulsen” in Balling, Denmark by Park Architecture

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Park Architecture

Design strategy

The brief called for a 3.500 sqm combined community center and sports facility with emphasis on sustainability both in construction and use. But rather than applying the traditional repertoire of green technologies to the building, after initial concept design was developed, the client called for an architecture that in itself embodied the idea of the sustainable approach. A precise objective that called for bold strategy.

South view

  • Architects: Park Architecture
  • Project: Community center & sports facility “Pulsen”
  • Location: Balling, Denmark
  • Type: Competition entry
  • Year: 2011
  • Status: Honorable mention


Vallehermoso Sports Centre in Madrid, Spain by ABM arquitectos

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: ABM arquitectos

The site is located in a central area of Madrid, in the district of Chamberí. In this same place, until just a few years ago was located the Vallehermoso Stadium complex. Built in the 50’s, this complex included the locally famous athletics stadium and a number of complementary sports facilities. The installation closed to the public in 2007 and was demolished in 2008. Since then, the Town Hall is planning the construction of a new Sports Center (that is starting to become a reality after the selection of this project as the design winner) and a new athletics stadium that will be developed later on. The construction of the new Vallehermoso Sports Centre will start in 2012. It will be a gentle building in its architectural expression; it will embrace the city and it will interact with it creating a meeting point and an activity focus.

Night Street View

  • Architect: ABM arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Vallehermoso Sports Centre
  • Location: Madrid, Spain


Zamet Centre in Rijeka, Croatia by 3LHD Architects

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Article source: 3LHD Architects

Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Centre Zamet in complete size of 16830 m2 host various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces.

Image Courtesy Damir Fabijanic

  • Architects: 3LHD Architects
  • Project: Zamet Centre
  • Location: B. Vidas Street, Zamet, Rijeka, Croatia
  • Author: 3LHD
  • Client: Grad Rijeka / Rijeka Sport d.o.o.
  • Project name: Zamet Centre
  • Program: public, cultural, business, sport
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Civics Sports Center and Arena in Shenyang, China by Emergent Architecture

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Article source: Emergen Acrchiteture

Civic Sports Center and 2013 National Games Arena, Shenyang, 2011

The site for this project is located at the heart of downtown Shenyang. Adjacent to Zhongshan Park, it is a connector between the natural and urban life of the city, making it a perfect location for a sports complex and for a National Games Arena. The facility has a total built area of 123,000 square meters.

Night View

  • Architect: Emergent Architecture
  • Name of Project: Civics Sports Center and Arena
  • Location: Shenyang, China
  • Type: Sports Civic Center, National Games Taekwondo Arena, Swimming Arena
  • Size: 123,000 m2
  • Status: First Place Competition Winner January, 2011 In Planning
  • Design Team: TomWiscombe, David Stamatis, Bin Lu, Robbie Eleazer, Amber Bartosh, Luis Quinones, Josh Moratto, Ryan Lamb, Matt Moran, Esteban Ochogavia, Brent Lucy


Landsbyhuset in Gyrstinge, Denmark by Cebra Architect

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Article source: Cebra Architect

The landsbyhuset in Gyrstinge is an attractor in a small community – a magnet for sports and social activity. Since it is a facility for the whole village, it is intended as a visual symbol that can be a part of a common consciousness. Thus the building should be a kind of magnet – a center that sucks up activity and functions from the surroundings to become a lively hot spot for the village.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Vivian_Leisner)

  • Architect: Cebra Architect
  • Project: Landsbyhuset – Common facility house
  • Location: Gyrstinge Bygade, Gyrstinge, Denmark
  • År: Opført 2010
  • Størrelse: 600 m2
  • Budget: DKK. 17 mio. kr. ekskl. moms


Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and University of Toronto Student Commons in Canada by Patkau Architects Inc | MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Patkau Architects Inc | MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Campus Glue

The larger challenge of this project is not only to construct a great High Performance Sport Centre and a vibrant Student Commons but also to contribute to the coherent development of the campus as a whole. The new building needs to foster a rich set of relationships within, and between, the different programs it houses and its immediate and larger context, acting as a kind of glue than binds program to site, taking advantage of local opportunity. It needs to support student and campus life while producing unique and memorable new ‘places’ on the U of T campus.

Side View


Athletic Ripples in India by Studio Symbiosis

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Article source: Studio Symbiosis

Athletic Ripples is a project from an India based practice Studio Symbiosis, with Principal Architects Amit Gupta and Britta Knobel Gupta.

Athletic Ripples


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