20 years after their village center project, AllesWirdGut are now planning another gem of
communal architecture in the village of Fließ in Vorarlberg. Within walking distance from the
school and the village center, a mountain arena is being built for the local soccer club, which
includes a tournament and a training pitch, a grandstand, swimming pool, track-and-field,
tennis, and trend sports facilities as well as an identity-establishing landmark clubhouse. The
topography and the shape of the site call for sensitive interventions and a sparing use of
existing developable areas. Suspended horizontal planes—the leitmotif of the design—are placed on and above and off the edges of the mountain flank. Suspended floor slabs also
inform the appearance of the clubhouse. With its distinctive layering of constructive elevations, the eye-catcher of the sports center sits on the terraced alpine slope, while the
basement and ground floors are firmly embedded in the topography. The ground floor level accommodates locker rooms, premises for trainers and referees, showers and restrooms.
Covered outdoor stairs take visitors from the main entrance at pitch level to the upper floor:
the pavilion-like built volume is home to the club restaurant with a bar and dining area: It has full-height glazing and an all-around balconied terrace, which not only overlooks what is happening on the pitch—the exposed outdoor areas also offer a breath-taking 360-degree panorama view.