subarquitectura: 3D athletics track
 
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apr 05, 2011

subarquitectura: 3D athletics track

‘3D athletics track’ by subarquitectura in elda, alicante, spain all images courtesy subarquitectura photographer: david frutos ruiz

 

 

 

spanish practice subarquitectura has completed ‘3D athletics track’, a multifunctional course in elda, alicante, spain. taking the traditionally flat design to – literally – a whole new level, the 400 m track is manipulated to incorporate a changing room into the fabric of the project, resulting in a playful and hilly addition to the circuit.

 

 

 

aerial view

 

 

exploring the common style that has become a standard for running circuits around the world, the design adds an extended lane that takes off on a tangent from one of the long sides. this new arm is then raised vertically to create a a slight bluff that wraps around the spectators’ zone. the raised track also covers a small sheltered changing facility, which becomes an intuitively integrated element in the project.

 

 

 

view towards the spectators zone

 

 

elevation from within the circuit

 

 

view of the raised track

 

 

(left) inside the sheltered facility (right) raised track

 

 

spectators stand

 

 

in context

 

 

 

schematic diagram (top – left to right) standard track, extended track, three-dimensional (bottom – left to right) program, inserting of program into track

 

 

 

isometric

 

 

plan

 

 

elevation from inside the track

 

 

elevation from outside the track

 

 

 

elevations of raised track

 

 

 

 

 

section through spectators’ stand

 

 

 

isometric of raised track

 

 

 

project info:

architects: andrés silanes, fernando valderrama, carlos bañón promotors: ayuntamiento de elda constructor: CYES

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