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Rotterdam Football Club is a Beautiful Daylit Prism
Posted By Andrew Michler On September 9, 2010 @ 7:13 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Design | No Comments
This football club pavilion in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a striking building that serves as both a gathering place and a natural grandstand . Spotted on ArchDaily , the club features a canopy that reflects the berm and gives the building an airy, much larger profile than its 1500 square meters would imply. The translucent roof allows daylight to diffuse around the perimeter, and at night the facility is lit up by an array of LED lights . The Sports Pavilion gives outdoor sports enthusiast something to cheer about.
MoederscheimMoonen Architects  gave the complex both a strong but light profile. The upper story contains the clubhouse’s boardrooms and public space. The lower half is bermed and holds the dressing rooms, which open directly to the pitch. The berm makes a perfect natural bleacher and the generous awning amply shades the area by day and efficiently lights  the complex in the evening.
Via ArchDaily 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/new-34.jpg
 natural grandstand: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/09/mexico-unveils-gigantic-green-roofed-volcano-soccer-stadium/
 ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/76642/sports-pavilion-moederscheimmoonen-architects/
 LED lights: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/31/archilede-led-street-lamp-cuts-energy-costs-by-40/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/09/rotterdam-football-club-is-a-beautiful-daylit-prism/new-5-51/
 MoederscheimMoonen Architects: http://www.archdaily.com/tag/moederscheimmoonen-architects/
 lights: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=159438
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