The competition to design the “National Gymnastics Centre Pegan Petkovsek” in Ljubljana (Slovenia) is running – here the contribution of Enota sunny.
The Slovenian architecture office Enota (Dean Lah, Milan Tomac) has submitted a design that abziehlt to provide maximum daylight for the athletes and visitors to the “National Gymnastics Centre Pegan Petkovsek” in Ljubljana. Swathed gets into an undulating, translucent sheet coat the building a unique identity. A wide central walkway leads to all the halls and platforms enable clear and intuitive guidance for visitors.
The National Gymnastics Centre Pegan Petkovšek is part of the comprehensive renovation of Svoboda Sports Park in Ljubljana. It is the first of the three sports halls that are to be built on the western edge of a belt between an access street on one side and a large greened park layout with sports grounds on the other.
The building of the Gymnastics Centre is designed as a compact volume housing two larger halls, one considerably lower than the other, placed next to each other. The rest of the stipulated programme is placed along the eastern side bordering on the park, and into the space above the lower of the two halls. The perimeter walls are designed as a light steel construction allow ample light to pass through. The walls of the programmes placed above the halls are of similar design.
The building is clad in a varied facade membrane made of expanded sheet metal painted in strong colours. The seemingly complex but technologically simple facade wrapping entwined with an intense interplay of light and shadows gives the building a recognisable and lightweight expression and suits the character of the content that it houses.