Daegu Citizen's Gymnasium
Public gymnasium mainly for badminton and other daily sports in Daegu, Korea
Collaborator: VSA-Korea (Façade consultants)
A simple idea is proposed for the site: a large roof containing the entire infrastructure necessary to perform sports. This roof provides all the spaces, extra seating, sports equipment, natural and artificial light, treated air and thermal protection necessary for the correct performance of sports. The new roof also gives cover to the multipurpose gymnasium, a large and flexible space where badminton and other sports/events will take place.
The roof is ALIVE. It contains dynamic systems distributed around the main sport facilities that adjust their position according to specific requirements. Dynamic elements include the extra seating, all the sport equipment including balls, racquets and any other small machines. The various dynamic systems are controlled both mechanically and manually depending on the weight of the elements to be moved.
The proposed roof also tries to give an answer to the dual scale of activities taking place in the building. On one hand, it covers the large scale multipurpose gymnasium and on the other hand, it gives a smaller scale organization of sports activities within the roof itself. The roof is designed mainly for daily users and the neighbors around the site.