wulf architekten: Sports Centre School Campus Überlingen - best architects 22

wulf architekten

Sports Centre School Campus Überlingen

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education buildings


Überlingen, Germany


Brigida González


For the school campus in Überlingen, a master plan was developed for the grounds of the city’s secondary school and high school. Its central component is a new sports centre consisting of a three-court gymnasium, a gymnastics hall and a ball-sports hall. The sports centre has an elegant appearance thanks to the freestanding white expanded metal façade of the building. The distinctive folded roof gives structure to the built form and establishes ties to the neighbouring, smaller-scale residential buildings. Thus it fits into the surrounding roof landscape while simultaneously forging a distinctive identity. Generously dimensioned glazed openings let ample daylight into the building and help create an amenable indoor environment. Inside, the dominant materials are exposed concrete and white expanded metal. In order to combine five gym spaces in a clearly defined structure, the facilities were stacked. The base of the new building houses the lobby, tribune and the three-court gymnasium, which is lowered by one floor. The upper floor accommodates the halls for ball sports and gymnastics along with ancillary spaces. The open building is accessible from the north, east and west. The glazed ground floor forms a transparent juncture to the adjoining schools and sports fields. The sports centre is a contemporary facility tailored to the needs of athletes and is ideally suited for competitions and other sporting events, thus enabling it to enrich Überlingen’s sports landscape.