The surrounding forest is the starting point for URA to design a simple building which contains all confrontations of the site : open vs. closed, trees vs. slope, materiality vs. transparency, building vs. environment. The gymnasium is dug into the natural slope. The facade shows the duality of the context : a strong, closed concrete wall on the one side and a wooden structure with a black steel plates cladded facade on the other side. These two facades meet in the perspective of the stage-stair. The surrounding trees are seen from different perspectives. “Going to the gym” confronts the pupils (again) with the basic elements of nature.
▼体育馆位于一片树林之中，the gymnasium locates inside of a small forest
▼混凝土与黑钢板立面在高位台阶处相遇，the concrete facade and the black steel facade meet in the perspective of the stage-stair
▼健身馆室内一侧底部用玻璃墙打开，可以看到外面的景色；one bottom of the gymnasium is opened up via glass doors, allowing users to enjoy the outside views
▼更衣处及休息室，the room for changing clothes and rest