Riho Joala Projektipea
Multifunctional sports hall accommodates a 25-metre pool, children’s pool, ball game hall with three courts, fencing hall, martial arts hall, gym and judo hall. Next to the facility, there’s a football pitch, which is covered by an inflatable dome in the wintertime.
The exterior architecture is characterized by concrete panels that are painted black and have lines of windows that are separated with larch wood panels. To articulate the building, the panels have fake joints, which make dense and sparse grids. Also the darker panels and stained larch wood help in scaling down the building. To avoid overheating, windows are covered with aluminium shade panels.
Interior architecture is functional and simple. Finishes were chosen that would meet the demands of a building which is in heavy use. The main halls are characterized by large CLT girders and concrete is left exposed as much as possible. Personalized iconography was made for the project.