Gallery: Partially Submerged Vallehermoso Sports Complex in Madrid Emul...

 
The complex uniquely focuses on both the enjoyment of team sports, but also the individual, with individual training and therapy. The building itself is built within a sloped hill, and surrounded by trees.

Located in the Chamberi district of Vallehermoso, the new complex will house basketball courts, a soccer field with track and stadium seating, a fitness center, a fencing area, indoor and outdoor pools, a cafeteria, a spa, a physiotherapy area, and areas for classes. The building itself is built within a sloped hill, and surrounded by trees. This will minimize its effect on the local scenery- residents will notice the new park-like foliage more than the actual stadium itself. In fact, the building just barely protrudes over the trees.

The outside of the building will be encased in steel tubing painted green, which emulates the surrounding trees, and creates a sort of forest within itself. Part of the complex protrudes above the sloped area, and will also be lined with the green tubing. When illuminated at night, this section of the sports complex mimics moonlight filtering through trees, creating a visual treat for passersby resembling a floating light amongst the trees.

The stadium’s submersion keeps the interior naturally cool and protected from the solar gain, which will be absorbed by the encasing turf. ABM designed much of the building to have a solarium like effect, flooding areas such as the pools, courtyards and classrooms with natural light.

The Vallehermoso Sports Center is slated to begin construction in 2012, and will be open for everyone in the community.

+ ABM Arquitectos

Via Platforma Arquitectura

 

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. fencing2habitat fencing2habitat October 24, 2014 at 3:07 am

    It was a brilliant idea to see the building just barely protrudes over the trees and creating an amazing view for the spectators. The in and out of the building will change the surrounding and give an elegant look along with complete privacy. For more innovating and expert advice contact the California Fence Company as it provides amazing fence materials in whole Southern California area, it including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego with fabulous care.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home