Gallery: Tulip-Like Gymnastics Hall in Utrecht Provides Privacy But Mai...

Special requirements for the Turnaccommodatie Nieuw Welgelegen (TNW) in Utrecht demanded a unique design. The brief for the sports hall would not allow for windows on the sides of the buildings for reasons of privacy, safety and performance for the athletes. But a completely windowless gym would be dark and unpleasant, so NL Architects came up with a creative solution to filter natural daylight into the space. They peeled back the edges of the walls in a tulip-like profile to create a thin skylight that wraps around its perimeter, meeting the goals of the design without sacrificing natural light.

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