Indoor Athletics Stadium

Indoor Athletics Stadium

Architect
MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURA
Location
Sabadell, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2010
Category
Stadiums

Indoor Athletics Stadium

MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURA as Architects

Located in a multi-sports complex in the neighborhood of Sant Oleguer, the stadium, with its capacity for some 2,500 spectators, is the principal piece in the ensemble. As such it represents an important reference point for the city and at the same time the building has great symbolic significance for its citizens.


The site is a long and narrow plot with a significant slope and a marked asymmetry. The building would adapt itself to the site and at the same time its impact on the landscape would be minimized. The structure consists of a huge roof which seems to unfold, following the movement of the land along both the longitudinal and transversal axes. It is a continuous, light and almost immaterial element that floats over the interior space. One of the major considerations in the development of the design was to create a certain autonomy for the roof given that it would not be determined by the shape of the track.


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