subarquitectura: 3D athletics track
subarquitectura: 3D athletics track subarquitectura: 3D athletics track
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










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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