The sculptural nature of the project creates a strong link between these natural elements in the urban fabric. Two angular objects, one prismatic, white and diaphanous, the other darker and stretched horizontally, embrace the specific programmatic functions of the project but simultaneously transcend these, inviting users and passersby from the boulevard, while serving as a signal for the passage toward the park beyond.
The two volumes appear to float, suspended by the kinetic energy emanating from the heart of the project, thereby evoking the dynamic nature of the activities (sports, athletics, training) taking place within. The volumetric approach is inspired by the tectonic forces that bend the surface layer of the site's landscape.
A colorful sculptural staircase, visually connected to the volumes of the palestra, sinuously engages the structural elements of the building. The superimposition of the palestra and gymnasium above the pool area allows them to be connected directly to the multifunctional room and public hall, which are both essential to the intensive and varied use of the building. Community sport and recreation facilities are important symbols of community pride and play a vital role in the development of both healthy communities and athletes. The goal is to create the best possible sport and recreation facilities that function as: vital community nodes and social hubs; highly flexible facilities for recreation, sport, wellness and special events. To this end, the building has been rigorously designed to perform to the highest caliber structurally, programmatically, functionally and aesthetically.
The design accommodates recreational, sport development, leisure and wellness. We envision this facility as a place to play and where the community will come to interact. In order to meet the community needs, the design is flexible and adaptive, both on a daily basis and over the life span of the facility.