EM2N

WIN4 Sports Centre / EM2N

Curated by Paula Pintos
RECREATION & TRAINING • WINTERTHUR, SWITZERLAND
Architects : EM2N
Area : 21900 m²
Year : 2018
Photographs : Roger Frei
Manufacturers : Forum Seating, Montana Bausysteme AG, Serge Ferrari
Partner : Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
Associate : Bernd Druffel
Project Leaders : Melih Dilsiz, Dorothee Burkert, Martin Zisterer, Roger Küng
Project Team : Jan Francisco Anduaga, Jennifer Bottlang, Patrick Britt, Dario Bruhin, Béatrice Bruneaux, Santiago Catanzano, Yann Junod, Marina Esguerra, Ian Omumbwa, Laura Probst, Jonas Rindlisbacher, Sandra Šimić, Tomoko Suzuki, Kenneth Woods
Construction Management/Construction Realisation : BW Generalbau AG, Winterthur
Civil Engineer : Dr. Deuring + Oehninger AG, Winterthur
Planning Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Cooling Technology And Sanitary Services : 3-Plan Haustechnik AG, Winterthur
Electrical Engineer : Marquart Elektroplanung + Beratung, Buchs SG
Building Physics, Acoustics : Zehnder & Kälin AG, Winterthur
Fire Protection : 3-Plan Haustechnik AG, Winterthur
Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer : Heinrich Jäckli
Traffic Planning : ewp AG, Effretikon
Landscape Architecture : Balliana Schubert Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zurich
Signage : Pikka GmbH, Zurich
Ball Sports Arena : 13,600 m2
Campus Building : 6,100 m2
Multifunctional Training Hall : 2,200 m2
Hvac Planning : 3-Plan Haustechnik AG, Winterthur
Sanitary Services : 3-Plan Haustechnik AG, Winterthur
City : Winterthur
Country : Switzerland

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Textual content description supplied by the architects. The WIN4 Sports activities Centre in Winterthur is positioned beside the present Deutweg ice area. Catering for each mass and top-level sport, this new venture is meant to have an effect far past town of Winterthur. On this account a type of architecture was aimed for that interprets these nationwide and worldwide ambitions right into a memorable architectural language. Three distinctively completely different building volumes kind an ensemble and outline a shared out of doors house.

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The primary section consists of a brand new building for a ball sports activities area and an adjoining campus building. Within the second section, Sports activities Wing 2 is to observe together with different sports-related features. The three buildings are linked by a central lined lobby space. Via the technique of utilizing three impartial buildings, a transparent city assertion might be made already in the course of the first stage. With the erection of Sports activities Wing 2 within the second section, the central circulation house can be clearly outlined in spatial phrases. A smaller, multi-function coaching corridor augments the ensemble and a six-part fitness center corridor is meant to enhance the sports activities cluster sooner or later.

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The big ball sports activities area, which swivels outwards to the south, is the brand new residence for the handball gamers from Pfadi Winterthur, the Uni hockey affiliation, and different Winterthur sports activities associations. The guts of the sector is a central pitch, surrounded by raised spectator stands that present house for as much as 2000 spectators. All the mandatory ancillary areas comparable to altering rooms, press rooms, and many others. are accommodated on the entrance degree. Staircases positioned on the sides deliver guests as much as the first-floor degree. Right here generously dimensioned circulation terraces result in the stands, quite a few areas for refreshments, the VIP space, and the sanitation services. An underground storage within the basement of the ball sports activities area provides 125 parking areas.

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The neighboring five-story campus building homes quite a few sports activities features, all of that are reached from a centrally positioned staircase. Sports activities medication, health with an built-in wellness facility, and a sports activities faculty with lecture rooms increase the features of the sports activities cluster. The multi-functional coaching corridor is a ‘adorned shed’, which relates visually to the buildings of the primary section within the north and on the identical time takes account of the present district middle to the south. The out of doors areas across the new sports activities middle encompass an arrivals space with an city character, a landscaped district park, and the big lawns of the sports activities pitches. With its public pathways, the brand new sports activities park has further worth for the neighboring residential districts as a spot to spend leisure time.