- LOCATION: LØGSTØR, DK
- CLIENT: LØGSTØR IDRÆTSFORENING
- SIZE: 1.400 m² NEW BUILDING
- YEAR: 2012 – 2014
- STATUS: COMPLETED
- ARCHITECT: CEBRA
- ENGINEER: TRI-CONSULT
- TURN-KEY CONTRACTOR: HENRIKSEN & MADSEN
- PHOTO: CEBRA
This project in the town of Løgstør in Northern Denmark is based on CEBRA’s Meccano concept for unheated, low-cost and lightweight sports halls, developed in collaboration with Lokale og Anlægsfonden (the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities). The concept uses construction principles and elements otherwise known from industrial buildings and warehouses – that is standardised off-the-shelf components. The idea is that these simple elements can be refined and combined in new and surprising ways – just like the Meccano model construction system – in order to create architecturally appealing, accessible and easily adaptable sports facilities, which are cheap to build and maintain.
The new sports hall is located close to the local school in the southern part of Løgstør and is the first visible step towards the realization of the sports, culture and health development Lanternen (The Lantern). The construction is wrapped in a thin skin, which opens the building towards its surroundings and contributes to its light and partly translucent expression. This formable outer shell is pulled, cut and folded in order to create a projecting roof over the entrance and openings for inflow of daylight – much like an origami paper figure.
Even though it is an unheated building the hall can accommodate many of the same sports activities, which are commonly practiced in traditional heated facilities, such as football, handball, basketball, tennis and others. The roof spans over two types of courts: An asphalt court and an artificial turf pitch. The asphalt court is accessible around the clock for street basket, skateboarding etc. The fully roofed and enclosed artificial turf pitch is covered with a dense and firm type of artificial grass, which allows for the exercise of a wide range of sports. The pitch is equipped with boards and benches, which can be removed so that the long sides’ sliding gates can open the building for bigger events or ventilation during the summer. In between the two courts multifunctional wooden space-defining furniture contains storage, lockers, benches and one of the goals and makes it possible to close the building during nighttime.