AART ARCHITECTS, LASSEN LANDSKAB, STEENSEN VARMING, STOKVAD
The planning of new campus area close to the train station will create a future demand for sport facilities for the students. Furthermore Slagelse has a lack of centrally located sport facilities- and the ones that are there are out dates in terms of the current demand of more individuality, flexible training hours and new disciplines like parkour, bouldering and yoga. There’s also a missing link between indoor and outdoor activities, allowing a more freedom, creativity and a better relation between street sport and traditional club sport.
The Campus Sports Hall introduces a new concept in order to strengthen the relation between the sports hall and the landscape. The site of the building is placed by a slope that leads from the campus area down to the rest of the city. By adding a thermal buffer zone towards, the activities that take place, has multiple opportunities to act and take place in one or more climate zones.
The buffer zone can be open toward the outdoor area most of the time during spring and autumn, ensuring a milder version of the present outdoor climate with no rain or wind. Through the cold winter period, the buffer zone is closed toward the outdoor area, but open toward the sports halls with expands the total indoor area, with a zone with vegetation and trees, that otherwise wouldn’t last in the Danish climate.
Through most of the summer, the buffer zone can be open to both sides allowing a transition free activities: From the sports halls, through the buffer zone, down the slope outside and further up on the roof, where a challenging landscape for parkour and freerunning allows an extraordinary view over the campus and city.