moederscheim moonen architects: multi purpose sports facility moederscheim moonen architects: multi purpose sports facility
dec 10, 2011

moederscheim moonen architects: multi purpose sports facility


dutch firm moederscheim moonen architects has designed a multi-purpose sports facility in houten, the netherlands. the building will be used by local sports clubs for activities including hockey, baseball and handball. outside of physical recreation, the property will also be used for educational purposes and as a social meeting point for the community. the double layered structure is surrounded by various sports fields.

all images courtesy of moederscheim moonen architects



the sloping grass banks hide the ground floor while allowing direct access to the level above. the entrance below the ground leads to the dressing rooms and storage areas. the main floor, accessible from the surrounding terraces, houses the the canteen and multifunctional areas. the modern, minimalistic materials chosen contrast with the natural surrounding. the clean lines of the wood and glass allow the sports fields and vegetation to play an important role in the overall design. 

site plan

floor plan / level 0 

floor plan / level 1 

north elevation 

west elevation 

south elevation 

east elevation 


project sketch



project info:


architect: moederscheim moonen architectslocation: houten, the netherlandsproject architect: erik moederscheimproject team: erik moederscheim, ruud moonen structural engineering: CAE nederland BVinstallation advisor: DWAclient: municipality of houtengross floor space: 1,100 sqm




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