UTE, Multifunctional Sports Hall
During the design process, our architectural concept was to create a disciplined, yet atmospheric sports hall. To achieve this, we designed the sport and the service functions with different structural systems. The sport hall has long-span prefabricated concrete structure, bounded by mounted walls, with giant openings on the facades, while the attachments are short-span, masonry structures with standard openings. This duality can be seen on the exterior also.
The composition of diverse structural sizes result in a dissolved additive form. The defining element of the facade is the dynamically wrapped sinus plate packaging, which is playfully divided by colored polycarbonate surfaces. Through the design of the exterior and interior we were interested in an honest display of raw building blocks, products and joints just like when doing DIY. This way we managed to balance the complexity and conscious order of the natural presence of substances. The two years of construction has given us time to understand the technical details of the planned building materials and to work out the details in accordance with the contractor. It was like dressing a bride: modeling, tailoring, rehearsing, hacking, clipping, blocking, rehearsing, ironing, covering, and coloring.