tiered IFMG court canopy unobtrusively protects athletes and spectators tiered IFMG court canopy unobtrusively protects athletes and spectators
jul 06, 2015

tiered IFMG court canopy unobtrusively protects athletes and spectators

tiered IFMG court canopy unobtrusively protects athletes and spectators
all visuals courtesy of figura




the ‘IFMG court’ is a roofed sports field in ouro preto, minas gerais, brazil. a collaborative effort between felipe campolina, marcos franchini, and tiago viegas, the proposal integrates existing on-site structures and the surrounding plot, and simultaneously optimizes views to the towering itacolomi peak nearby. ‘IFMG court’ is minimally obstructive — for activities and scenery — and thus is composed of only four pillars that support the metal coverage. assembly is done in steps, dividing the roof into three modules that are individually lifted; a side flap is attached once all layers are mounted. metallic sandwich tiles, translucent polycarbonate, and metal screen work collectively to provide copious natural, even lighting. 

court profile  

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entrance — relation with existing buildings 

truss details


internal view of the proposal 

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structural assembly

structural analysis

marcos franchini figura IFMG court coverage designboom



project info:


architects: felipe campolina, marcos franchini, tiago viegas
engineering & structural consultants: william dener, thomas guzella
budget: thomas guzella
renderings: figura



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edited by: nick brink | designboom 

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