University Sports Hall

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1997

leisure and sport


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university sports park, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Building area
16.760 m2

Total floor area
32.712 m2

2 basements + ground floor + 5

reinforced concrete saddle structure, stell roof structure

light metal panels, glass façade

SADAR+VUGA (Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Aljoša Dekleva, John Stanislav Sadar, Romeo Zalokar Miklič, Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Simona Muc, Tadej Žaucer), KSS Sports and Leisure – London

The University Sports Hall is a structure with oscillating exploitation. On the professional training days, it is exploited only to a third of its capacities.

The structure must have its dimensions set for extreme conditions. Well managed, these represent 10% of its operating time. The indoor sports standards require a certain volume of empty space between the roof and the sports grounds.

University Sports Hall is designed as a Compressed Container, meaning that although the volume is reduced, the area of useful grounds englares. Englared surface within the same volume is achived by means of efficient use of space, i.e. higher area: volume ratio.

Compression and compactness of the structure are achived with advancing sports plateau contents and business house through the section. The result is a lesser ground plan land basis.