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Sportska dvorana (Sports Hall)
Sports Hall
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DESIGNER
 
 
3LHD
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DESCRIPTION
 
Sportska dvorana Sports Hall Bale 3LHDBale (Valle in Italian) is a small village in the Istrian peninsula in Croatia, with a mostly agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall had to face the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean context. Therefore any new architectural interpolation needed to present a respectful approach to the environment. The solution was found in interpreting the traditional ways of building through new technologies.

Sportska dvorana Sports Hall Bale 3LHDInspiration for structure was found in the small traditional stone hut - kažun, a small multifunctional building used as a shelter for shepherds, providing a cool environment in hot weather and insulating against the cold in the winter. Traditionally built without any cement or mortar with carefully selected interlocking stones found on the site this structure is a primitive example of prefabrication present in the Mediterranean since the prehistoric times. The traditional local dry stone wall motif has been used as a template/pattern for the whole external involucre of the sports hall.

On the other hand, being the second largest building after the church, the social importance of the sports hall for the town community is considerable since it is used not only as a sports venue, but also as a public facility for various social gatherings, community meetings, trade fairs and watching World Cup Games.

Actually, the size of the building has been defined by the basketball playground and modified by additional facilities on the gallery: a fitness centre and a sauna, while the low and small locker rooms are planned as a connection element to the school. This connection to the old school with the utility rooms is hidden underground. On the other hand, the private and intimate character of the building is juxtaposed to the open public primary function of the building and its openness expressed through glass fronts on the street.

The sports hall concept has been made to meet the design and construction time schedule of 11 months, which was possible only by using RC prefabricated elements. All the bearing and façade elements of the sports hall have been made from prefabricated elements.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Croatia [Hrvatska]
Region
Istria [Istra]
Town
Bale
Address
Ulica/via Domenico Cernecca 3
 
 
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Sports buildings
Gyms and swimming pools
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Cultural centres and community centres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2005 - 2006     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
2005 - 2007
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AWARDS
 
2008
World Architecture Festival, Barcelona, First Prize
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"City and sports hall. Bale, Croatia. 3LHD", A+U. Architecture and Urbanism, 3/2009, march 2009 [Architecture in Croatia and Slovenia], pp. 42-47
"3LHD. Palestra e aula civica. Bale, Croazia", Casabella 772-773, dicembre 2008-gennaio 2009/december 2008-january 2009 [Sport per tutti], "Palestre" pp. 42-47
Francesca Chiorino, "Attualità della tradizione", Casabella 772-773, dicembre 2008-gennaio 2009/december 2008-january 2009 [Sport per tutti], "Palestre" p. 42 (42-47)
Krunoslav Ivanišin, "A changing coast", A10 new European architecture 22, july-august 2008, "Eurovision" pp. 62, 63 (62-65), n. 6
Jean-Pierre Menard, "Sports hall, Bale, Croatia. 3LHD", Moniteur Architecture AMC 177, mars/march 2008 [Details: facades minerales / Details: mineral facades], pp. 106-109
Krunoslav Ivanisin, "Sports hall, Bale", A10 new European architecture 16, july-august 2007, "Ready" pp. 22-24
Ákos Moravánszky, "Campo abierto. Un nuevo mapa de Europa del Este/Open Field: a New Map of Eastern Europe", Arquitectura Viva 115, julio-agosto/july-august 2007 [Promesas del Este/Eastern Promises], pp. 22, 111 (22-27, 110-111)
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CLIENT
 
 
Bale municipality/Comune di Valle
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AMOUNT
 
 
KN 7.500.000 (€ 1.000.000)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 3.660
gross floor sq.m. 1.108
footprint sq.m. 984
Volume
m³ 6.084
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STRUCTURES
 
 
UPI-2M
Berislav Medić, Robert Alar
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STAFF
 
Design team
Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Ljerka Vučić, Marin Mikelić
Collaborators
Marija Babojelić, Berislav Medić, Robert Alar, Mateo Biluš, Tomislav Fujs, Branko Čorko, Igor Šundov
Physical engineering
Mateo Biluš
Hydraulic engineer
Tomislav Fujs
Electrical engineer
Branko Ćorko
Mechanical engineer
Igor Šundov
Contractor
Tehnika d.d.
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Damir Fabijanic
Drawings © 3LHD
Text edited by 3LHD
Courtesy by 3LHD

Sportska dvorana Sports Hall Bale 3LHD



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