Project Description

Sandbakken sports hall.

Sarpsborg, Norway

Multi-sports hall proposal that outwardly reflects its interior functions, radiates playfulness and challenges the super-human scale of traditional sporting facilities.

Together with Arca Nova Entreprenør AS and Arkama AS, we contributed in a competition for a new multi-sports hall at Sandbakken outside of Sarpsborg, Norway. The building will be used both for physical education by the surrounding schools and by various sports associations in the evenings and weekends. We therefore placed a high focus the building’s programmatic organisation to ensure an efficient circulation that accommodates for the different scenarios that the building will operate in.

Sports halls often become anomalies in their built environments due to their super human scale and industrial materiality. Our proposal aimed to challenge this unflattering stereotype by giving each facade a playful expression and utilising materials with haptic qualities. We aimed for a multi-sports hall which outwardly reflects its interior functions, radiate playfulness and variety and is an encouraging and welcoming building for both regular users and other visitors.

1st place in architectural quality
3rd place overall (architectural quality counted 30% and price counted 70%)

Type

Year

Status

Visuals

Team

Competition

2016

Completed

Max Neumeister

Arkama as and Arca Nova

Sandbakken sports hall.

Sarpsborg, Norway

Multi-sports hall proposal that outwardly reflects its interior functions, radiates playfulness and challenges the super-human scale of traditional sporting facilities.

Together with Arca Nova Entreprenør AS and Arkama AS, we contributed in a competition for a new multi-sports hall at Sandbakken outside of Sarpsborg, Norway. The building will be used both for physical education by the surrounding schools and by various sports associations in the evenings and weekends. We therefore placed a high focus the building’s programmatic organisation to ensure an efficient circulation that accommodates for the different scenarios that the building will operate in.

Sports halls often become anomalies in their built environments due to their super human scale and industrial materiality. Our proposal aimed to challenge this unflattering stereotype by giving each facade a playful expression and utilising materials with haptic qualities. We aimed for a multi-sports hall which outwardly reflects its interior functions, radiate playfulness and variety and is an encouraging and welcoming building for both regular users and other visitors.

1st place in architectural quality
3rd place overall (architectural quality counted 30% and price counted 70%)

Excerpt from jury evaluation:
“The proposal demonstrates a good and thoroughly considered plan where the task has been solved in a good and functional way … The building demonstrates high aesthetic quality. Both the big multifunctional spaces and the smaller service volumes are broken down through recesses, which contributes to reducing the impression of a massive volume, – and furthermore contributes to a site-specific and contextual response.”

Type

Competition

Year

2016

Status

Completed

Visuals

Max Neumeister

Team

Arkama as and Arca Nova

Excerpt from jury evaluation:

“The proposal demonstrates a good and thoroughly considered plan where the task has been solved in a good and functional way … The building demonstrates high aesthetic quality. Both the big multifunctional spaces and the smaller service volumes are broken down through recesses, which contributes to reducing the impression of a massive volume, – and furthermore contributes to a site-specific and contextual response.”

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