Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall

 Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall. C.F. Møller. Photo: Poul Nyholm

Client

VIK Gymnastik

Address

Aarhus, Denmark

Size

1600 m² (1200 m2 new building and 400 m² rebuilding)

Year

2009-2010

The Motor Skills Hall is an extension of the Aarhus Gymnastics and Trampoline Hall. The idea of the extension has been to design a hall which motivates the 3-10-year-olds to practise movement.

A sculpturally-formed climbing frame, called the seashell, extends across the hall, stretching right up under the ceiling, where there is a look-out tower at a height of eight metres providing a view of Aarhus Bay and Mols Mountains. The hall also invites movement through its many footbridges and platforms located along the length of the hall, and flexibly furnished zones called kangaroo land with trampolines and jumping equipment, and a so-called monkey land with ropes and jungle-like density. The unusual spaces which arise through the extension have also been put to active use; the slanting roof surface of the existing hall has for example been transformed into an indoor climbing wall.

From the outside, the hall has the appearance of a raw concrete shell, with large, slanting windows and stairways which lend transparency and dynamics to the facade.

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Team

Engineering

Moe & Brødsgaard A/S

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

References

  • 2016 World Architecture Magazine #11, p.40-45
  • 2014 Byggeindustrien #14, p. 82-83
  • 2014 FORM, #5 2014, p. 85
  • 2012 Kindergarten Design p. 140 - 147
  • 2012 Learn for Life, New Architecture for new Learning p.148 - 149
  • 2011 sb - International magazine for sport, leisure and recreational facilities 1/2011 - s. 20 - 23
  • 2010 CONCEPT Magazine #136, p. 102-109
  • 2010 Motorikhallen, Vejlby side 38 - 43 i tidskriftet ASB Architektura Stavebnictvi Byznys
  • 2010 Tribune - I lokale- og anlægsfonden p. 16 - 19

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