enota: podcetrtek sports hall enota: podcetrtek sports hall
feb 24, 2011

enota: podcetrtek sports hall

‘podčetrtek sports hall’ by enota in podčetrtek, slovenia all images courtesy enota photographer: miran kambič

slovenia-based architecture firm enota has completed ‘podčetrtek sports hall’, a municipal facility located adjacent to the small town’s main road. featuring scooped-out, faceted approach finished in a bold shade of red, the project aims to have a playful and dramatic presence as the city’s only local indoor venue.

street elevation

connecting two driveways on polar points of the site is the angular walkway that defines the front facade of the monolithic structure. shielding the entrance from the road’s visual and acoustic disturbances, the spatially-designed path is incised into the building’s form itself, pushing and pulling the interior floor plan. the staggered approach expands in front of the entrance doors to generate a public square-like space.

side elevation

the facade of the design is wrapped in a dark cladding which features a punctured floral pattern on its surface. during the night, the light from the gym and interior distinctly defines the pattern, giving the structure a visual identity for locals and visitors. 

(left) walkway to the parking lot (right) detail of perforation


mezzanine overlooking the gym

interior stairs

night view

lit up floral pattern

floor plan / level -1

floor plan / level 0

space frames

cross section

longitudinal section

north elevation

south elevation

east elevation

west elevation

project info:

client: municipality of podčetrtek size: 3,570 m2 project team: dean lah, milan tomac, maruša zupančič, polona ruparčič, anna kravcova, zana starovič, tomi maslovarić, dean jukić, darja zubac, sabina sakelšek, nuša završnik silec, marko volf, esta matković, andrej oblak

structural engineering: elea iC mechanical services: nom biro electrical planning: forte inženiring

  • It looks like a prison.

    Ivan Ferrari says:
  • Nice improvement on the sports hall, which usually looks like an airplane hangar or big-box store.

    Tom P says:
  • ‘Stealth bomber’ architecture strikes again!

    JAH says:
  • Looks like skateboarder paradise!

    Charmain Giuliani says:
  • skatepark

    jet says:
  • well i dont’ know where you live but i’ve never seen a prison that nice.

    paul says:
  • I love how most architecture sites comments posters reduce a piece of work down to sometimes single words and somehow believe this makes them better than the talented people that produced the architecture.

    bingo says:

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