Garmendia Arquitectos: Sports Hall Barakaldo
Bilbao-based garmendia arquitectos have completed the ‘sports hall barakaldo’, a covered playing field within the salesian school in cruces, bizkaia, spain. The site’s stepped terraces featured playgrounds at different heights, and within clear visibility from the town’s main road. In addition to the common rain of basque country, a limited budget mandated an economical solution in the form
of a ‘hat’ structure instead of a climate controlled building. The iconic and brightly colored canopy protects the playing field while creating an attractive view from all directions. A rectilinear volume is placed upon the uneven terrain and clad with a perforated with vertical metal panels with perforations to introduce natural daylight and breezes.