Article source: Vicente Salvador + Ignacio Vidal arquitectos
The sports facility completes a public urban block where it stands currently theHonoriGarciaHigh School, the local council sports pavilion and the local council swimming pool building. Given that the entirety of the block is publicly owned, the first thing to establish was the definition of the site to occupy. With the aim of getting a well rationalised and arranged organisation of built elements and resulting in-between spaces, it was decided to establish the length of the existing sports pavilion as the width of the site, leaving at either side pedestrian streets to access the neighbouring facilities.
The Niara Sports Club needed a place of its own for its activities. After finding a suitable site in an easily accessible, outlying residential area with a low population density, the Schola Foundation decided to concentrate a large number of its activities into a single building, thus fulfilling a number of complex requirements that included an educational and recreational area for children at two different stages of development- “small” and “big” children; a separate area for parents’ meetings and activities, an area for offices, a residential area, and a block of independent services. All of the above were laid out around the chapel which, together with the sports complex, is the nucleus of the centre.
The newly constructed sports hall was designed to accommodate the needs of the adjacent Primary School and of sports clubs in the municipality of Borchen. It is conceived as a compact structure that reflects the alignment of the neighbouring school building and thus integrates into the overall structures at this location.
Article source: Act Romegialli Studio Di Architettura
The volume is distributed in two separate pavilions, adjacent but with slightly staggered locations for breaking its total volume.The shape of the buildings is typical of simple construction with a pitched roof, the archetype of the “house.” It’s composed by n.1 deposit for rowing boats n.1 training-room and n.1 multifunctional room.
The town of Belfort was founded to control the pass between the Vosges and the Jura. The original pentagonal structure was designed by Vauban in 1687 and completed and reorganised by General Haxo. Fort Hatry, where the new sports hall is located, was once part of the city’s defences. The shape of the fortifications was not so much a result of the orthogonal shape of the city but a response to the art of warfare at the time: defence and control of movement using the traditional configuration of edges and folded walls. Since the military abandoned the fortress it has become a recreational park used for open-air events with temporary structures such as fairgrounds or circuses.
Located in an area on the border between the suburbs of Udine and the countryside, the new Municipal Bowling Hall of Udine in Cussignacco is a category “A – systems for high performance” facility for playing bowls, comparable to a sports complex dedicated exclusively to this sporting activity.
General view from South West (photo: Giuseppe dall’Arche).
The extension of the institute professionnel et technique de court-saint-Etienne is enigmatic and refined. we are struck by the shape of the building, designed by a229, and its dialogue with the surrounding area. Besides its environmentally responsible character, it shows that contemporary architecture has a role to play in public architecture.
Fazenda Boa Vista is a 750-hectare residential and hospitality complex located in Porto Feliz, 100 km away from the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. It comprises a Fasano Hotel, private villas, spa (under construction), kids club, sports center (tennis and multi-sports courts), petting zoo, two 18-hole golf courses, golf clubhouse, swimming pool, equestrian center (clubhouse + competition track + stalls + paddock + vet facilities + storage), and 242-hectare woods punctuated with inumerous lakes.
At first, the establishment site of the sports hall has an open character. We are in the presence of a simple space, a vast grassland which spreads throughout the south side of a hill. Located on the upper part, it is a maximum space which has conserved the beauty of agricultural spaces, contained in planted trees limits. The choice of establishing the sports hall on the plot comes from a clear relationship and complementarity with the close existing sportive area. This space has clearly the distant and the horizon for limits but also long and high tree lines which contain the hill and emphasize the slopes of the scenery.