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.
The existing Eichi Centre stands out through the composition and no-frills interaction of the simple cube. The rough plastering in various warm tones that is used on the facade comes alive with the interaction of light and intensity. The centre was built in 1985 by the architect Walter Schindler and in 2007 the new schoolhouse annex was completed by our office. In mind of a continuation, we used the same facade materials for the sports / school hall extensions. The existing colour concept in warm orange-red tones is continued and extended with a new colour tone.
MoederscheimMoonen Architects recently delivered a new sports hall in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The project is part of the development of a bigger sports area in the city where multiple sport clubs will move to in the near future.
Noor-e- Mobin sports hall has been designed for the educational complex of Noor-e- Mobin institute that is a NGO (non-governmental organization) .This is a charity institute that has managed to provide the students with a different educational atmosphere based on the latest methods in the world at no charge.
This building is a multi purpose hall, built for Hunter Valley Grammar School in NSW, Australia. The brief was for a building that contained 2 basketball courts, a stage, a commercial kitchen, a foyer for functions, 5 classrooms, a gym and all the associated services. The building also had to be able to seat 1000 students for school assemblies.
Explorations architecture has just completed the Monconseil sports hall in Tours, 150km southwest of Paris. This public building is exemplary of Explorations’ approach to sustainable design. The project emphasis is on natural light, the innovative use of natural materials and renewable energy:
The northern facade is fully glazed in order to avoid the use of electrical lighting in the main hall.
The composite suspended timber/steel roof spans close to 50m to allow for future uses.
The southern facade is clad with a photovoltaic “brise-soleil” in order to reduce energy consumption from the grid.
Thirty-two socially challenged youths live in the occupational training home in Brüttisellen where they also must spend their leisure time. The range of leisure time activities has been increased through the development of the 5/10/5 metre sport hall annex and the two adjoining fitness studios. Through the double use of existing adjoining rooms, the volume of the new building has been coupled with the main building.
A research facility in energy-efficient construction
In 2009 the Ed. Züblin AG, with the concept of Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten, was able to obtain the competing award procedure for the construction of a research-coliseum for Humboldt University Berlin.