The sports hall is another piece in the mosaic of a gradually expanding sports complex in Kuřim. Since the sports arena is approximately in the centre of this promising area, the architects strove to design a building whose look reflects its purpose: it is a playful and eye-catching building that will become the symbol of the entire complex.
▼建筑外观，exterior view ©BoysPlayNice
In terms of its volume, the arena is designed as a compact castellated ice floe. White and black surfaces are divided by the facade’s edges. The shape and the colours make the building stand out from its surroundings. A significant feature of the front facade is a long, narrow strip window surrounding the stands, heralding the action and liveliness taking place inside.
▼正立面的窄长条形窗，a long narrow strip window of the front facade ©BoysPlayNice
At the heart of the building is a 40x20m handball court with a clear height of 10 metres and bleachers on one side for approximately 360 spectators. The sports arena can be divided into three parts by letting down mesh curtains from the ceiling, which allows for greater flexibility when renting out the arena.
▼室内手球场，internal handball court ©BoysPlayNice
▼手球场侧面的看台，bleachers on one side ©BoysPlayNice
▼放下网帘的手球场，view of the handball court with the mesh curtain ©BoysPlayNice
The lower level of the building is for athletes, whereas the level where the entrance hall and reception are acts as a kind of a joint communication point and is primarily intended for spectators. Locker rooms with showers for athletes and referees as well as bathrooms and equipment storerooms are situated on the lower level that is accessible by stairs from the entrance hall.
▼入口大厅和接待处，the entrance hall and reception area ©BoysPlayNice
On the entrance level, in addition to the entrance hall and reception, there are toilets for spectators, a lounge with a view of the court and an engine room that can be accessed through a separate stairway from the lower storey.
▼一楼休息室，the lounge on the entrance level ©BoysPlayNice
▼建筑外立面的垂直夹层板，the smooth sandwich panels ©BoysPlayNice
In terms of construction, the lower storey is a reinforced concrete base upon which the light steel above-ground structure of the arena rests. The sheathing is made of smooth, upright sandwich panels. The internal structures, mainly non-supporting, are made of smooth concrete blocks and unified with white paint. Walls with higher demands for water-resistance are covered with ceramic tiles. The court is covered with Taraflex, a special artificial surface. All other floors in the arena are covered with jointless epoxy skim coating. The building is heated with a cascade gas boiler; sanitary ventilation is ensured with a central heat recovery air-conditioning unit. The sports arena is lit by a system of linear LED lights. The extent and intensity of the lighting can be adjusted; it also enables the level of illumination required for TV broadcasts.
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
Project name: Sports Hall in Kuřim
Architect: CUBOID ARCHITEKTI s.r.o. | Aleš Papp, Milan Vít, Magdaléna Pappová
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project location: Blanenská Street, Kuřim, Czech Republic
Client: City of Kuřim
Project year: 2009 – 2017
Completion year: 2018
Build-up area: 1,890 m2
Usable area: 2,478 m2
Build-up space: 22,217 m3
Photo credits: BoysPlayNice
Products and brands
facade sandwich panels – Trimo
roof water-proofing membranes – Fatrafol
interior doors – HSE
ceramic tiling – Rako
floor screed – Sika
interior doors – Jansen
sanitary equipment – Jika
sports floor – Gerflor – Taraflex
roof smoke-exhaust valves – Klahos
wall concrete blocks – KB Blok
fire-proof coating – Promadur, Promat
lighting system of the hall – Veko