Sport plays an important role in the life of every city, yet the buildings housing these activities pose a particular set of challenges to the architects. Scale and dimensions need to be adapted to allow for unrestricted movement, heights are adjusted to the force of an athlete’s throw, and lighting, surface, and finishes require careful consideration. The matter becomes even more complex if these activities become the center of large-scale events. The flow of people becomes an integral part of the design, as different types of users require separate circulation paths.
The proposed project remodels the grandstands following the increase in capacity to 12,000 seats. The new roof as a light sheet of paper, with all the slender pillars and emergency stairs, as well as connoting the new architectural aspect of the Central Tennis Stadium, are all part of the entire park project. Through the adjustment of the escape routes, the relationship of the ground attack between the stadium and the park itself has been changed. The design idea aims to enhance the regulatory constraints, converting the presence of a greater number of emergency stairs and escape routes into architectural elements.
Baseball Dream Park aims to revitalize the old city center and establish a differentiated sports complex. The park was implemented as a new landmark in the old city center by presenting a mass design symbolizing the dynamic image of Daejeon and the soaring spirit of its baseball team. The complex was created as a safe cultural space by separating vehicles and pedestrian pathways. It was planned as an archive hall related to the open-type main hall, which adds the point of differentiation.
As a stadium that shares the history of Daejeon citizens, the newly constructed Daejeon Baseball Dream Park aims to revitalize the old city center and establish a new and differentiated sports complex. First, since Daejeon’s new baseball stadium “Win Ground” is the only professional baseball in the middle region in Korea, Haeahn Architecture implemented a new landmark in the old city center by presenting a mass design symbolizing the dynamic image of Daejeon and the soaring spirit of its baseball team. Second, by creating the entire Hanbat Sports Complex into a pedestrian-oriented cultural space devoid of vehicle traffic, Haeahn Architecture planned the park to provide Daejeon citizens with an open park, daily sports, performing arts, commerce, experiential programs and more.
In addition, the sports complex was completed by strengthening the connection with surrounding sports facilities through the main plaza. Third, the stadium can accommodate more than 20,000 visitors, and as the demand for table seats increases, it is planned as a spectator-friendly by installing infield table seats as much as possible in Korea and securing more than 50% of infield seats on the first floor, which are highly favored by visitors.
In addition, it was intended to reflect the diverse needs of visitors by proposing a specialized space for viewing, such as a profit facility where you can see Mt. Bomun and watch the game at the same time, a sky box and a step garden linked to the stands, and a lawn and barbecue seat in the outfield. Lastly, reflecting the latest trend, Haeahn Architecture planned an archive hall related to the open-type main hall, adding the point of differentiation.
The first buildings of the architectural complex were inaugurated on November 4, 1932: they were Palazzo H, the seat of the Fascist School of Physical Education; the so-called “Monolith”; the Stadio dei Marmi; the Stadio dei Cipressi (then Stadio dei Centomila and now Stadio Olimpico).
In 1936 and, subsequently, until 1941, Luigi Moretti – former author of the Accademia di scherma al Foro Italico in the Foro Mussolini – worked out designs that, while incorporating Del Debbio’s urban plan, involved an expansion of the Foro towards Tor di Quinto; these designs were never put into practice.
The Davisville Community and Aquatic Centre is conceived as a critical piece of social architecture, leveraging its constrained site and ambitious sustainability goals to create a dynamic and convivial community hub that acts as a ‘connective tissue’ in a rapidly densifying part of the city. The innovative design targets CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Standard V2 certification, contributing to the city’s larger 2040 Net Zero Emissions goals.
In this phase of community engagement process, the project was introduced and four draft design principles were presented to the community for feedback. Community feedback was also collected about the desired features and programming for the new centre.
April 21, 2021
Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting 1
The purpose of the first Davisville Community and Aquatic Centre Stakeholder Advisory Committee was to welcome and introduce SAC members and the project team; review and confirm the Terms of Reference; share, discuss, and confirm Program Goals and Design Principles; answer questions of clarification; and, to share next steps.
April 5, 2021
An online survey was available from March 18, 2021, to April 5, 2021. The survey asked for feedback on the type of programing and features community members would like in the Davisville CAC’s community multi-purpose rooms, lane pool, leisure/tot pool, rooftop and lobby and for feedback on the proposed design principles.
The survey received 989 responses, which included participation from 1,598 individuals.
To ensure the centre is designed to be welcoming for local youth, the project team held an online youth workshop with 18 grade 11 and 12 students from Northern Secondary school on April 1, 2021. The interactive workshop lasted approximately one hour and was hosted online.
Additional local elementary and high schools were invited to participate in youth workshops as well, but classrooms were either unavailable over the month-long engagement window or did not respond to the invitation and reminders. Schools will be re-invited to take part during the next round of engagement.
March 24, 2021
Online Public Meeting
This meeting provided a project overview, identified how the community could get involved and had staff answer questions.
This project is about a Yoga Shala proposal submitted in an International Architecture Competition Call. The site is part of a mountain Yoga Retreat Complex located in a breathtaking forest region of central Portugal. The new Yoga Shala building is inspired by the Yoga philosophy, being a spiritual practice rather than a physical exercise. The new development, apart from the Shala with an atrium space, consists of the Teahouse cave volume. Both buildings are framed by biomorphic xeriscaping garden islands, curvilinear walking concrete stone paths, and cultivation activity levels.
The geometry of the new Yoga Shala has been inspired by the Butterfly Cocoon. The Metamorphosis of the clumsy and worldly caterpillar which transforms through an extraordinary biological process to a graceful Butterfly, is the core idea behind the building form and construction. Yoga practice is a personal journey towards enlightenment and the True Self. It means Connection, and this journey will only be authentic through the conceptualization and realization that everything is interconnected.
The Building program, consists of the new Yoga Shala with an Atrium, the Xeriscape Garden islands, the Stone Teahouse carved in the sloped ground along with the Cultivation Levels. The Teahouse serves as a neutral background, while the organic shaped garden islands define the layout of the circulation paths and seating areas. The Atrium with the Olive Tree, add spatial quality, while the cultivation plantings provide cultivating activities that enhance the experience of the visitors.
The floor plan is organized into the organic shaped volume of the building. There are two independent entrances, one leading to the Shala and the other one to the Xeriscape Atrium. The wide glazing openings allow for natural lighting thus enhancing the warmth and hospitality of the space. The storage of the yoga equipment is incorporated in the wooden structure of the building, under the perimetric seating bench and on shelves constructed between the primary structural beam contours. In the corner of the Yoga Shala, Aerial Yoga Swings may be hanged from the structural Beams supporting this activity with safety.
The form of the new Yoga Shala was produced by the geometric transformations of the model of the Butterfly Cocoon. The complex geometry of the cocoon gently surrounds and hosts the caterpillar throughout its metamorphosis to a brilliant butterfly. The geometric study of the cocoon and its necessary form simplification, was ultimately derived by an iterative process of revolved geometries of a typical cocoon cross section till the birth of the Butterfly.
The structure of the building consists of primary and secondary structural wood contour beams grid, based on the yoga mat width. A horizontal perimetric bench-like shelf constructed by structural wood, reinforce the structure stiffness while serving as a seating bench. The skin of the building is comprised by layers of plywood sheets, thermal insulation and structured titanium panels. The Yoga Shala curved building skin incorporates photovoltaic panels. It has the adequate thermal insulation and a Pasiv Haus construction envelope in order to maximize energy efficiency. The openings allow for adequate natural lighting and aeration. The rainwater and greywater are purified and stored in a water tank.
The Geometry of the Yoga Shala is based on the Butterfly Cocoon Transformation. The form of the Yoga Shala building and its materiality is also connected to the construction of the Vernacular Indian Huts. It has been derived by the revolution in space of a 2D Organic Form Curve along an axis that divides the form in two separate and clearly defined volumes, interconnected with each other to create the Cocoon shaped Shala. Each part of the curve is revolved an angle of 90° in order to create a closed shape. Two overhangs, one in each block, are created by an additional revolution of 30° around the same axis of rotation.
The most demanding feature of the design, was the incorporation of a the bubble shaped, metallic buiding into the forest landscape. The demand for a dynamic and recognizable building form, that would serve as a landmark to the Yoga Retreat site, led to the creation of the organic and biomorphic Yoga Shala.
A paper creates a landmark thanks to a sculpture made of folds, an origami building that is a metaphor for lightness and elegance. White paper, like the white travertine, is the true protagonist of the monumental complex of the “Foro Italico.” A peristyle that recalls the spirit of the place, a tennis temple, a sequence of white elements, a reminder of rationalist architecture, order, and drama of the strong contrasts between light and shadows.
A new connectivity axis is created from the City by linking two existing streets and an underpass. A park is proposed along the entire assigned lot, freely housing the social functions: public and private of the program. The Museum is made up of two interactive spaces linked by independent accesses that allow a dynamic tour. “An Exhibitor Tunnel and six interactive Boxes.”
Abrigo de Jardim takes inspiration from the valley of Oleiros region with its fluctuating topography. Taking cues from the existing yoga shala and bucolic gardens at the retreat, we focused on “casual and comfortable” places near the sites – intimate outdoor spaces with a humble shading structure. With its warm atmosphere, the boundary between the inside and outside is blurred to create a pleasant ambiguity of openness and closeness. We find the uncertainty of indoor and outdoor definition intriguing as an element for relaxation to fully immerse oneself in nature, and we believe that is the spirit of the place for yoga.
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