Three court gymnasium, Wolfsburg

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Three court gymnasium, Wolfsburg

A building in its own right, the triple sports hall immediately adjoins the existing multi-storey car park on Heinrich Heine Strasse, which as part of the building measures was refurbished and clad with Photovoltaic elements. The sports hall will be used by neighboring schools and sports clubs. The new design of the car park's facade helps forge a link between the existing and new structures. In terms of urban design the ensemble of old and new upgrades the area, which is dominated by its proximity to Neue Schule Wolfsburg, the listed courtyards and important cultural facilities such as CongressPark and the theater. The new build's frontage boasts metallic cladding that features abstract motifs from the world of sport in the form of different-size perforations. Skylights and large expanses of glass provide natural lighting in the triple sports hall, fostering transparency and visual interaction between the interior of the hall and the road outside. A light, economical timber load-bearing structure spans the divisible hall.

Client: Stadt Wolfsburg
GFA: 2,160 m²
GV: 15,290 m³
Competition: 04/2011, 1st Prize
Completion: 2013

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