In 1989 OMA designed a multifuctional sportscomplex with i.a. a swimming pool and ice skate ring (zwembad and ijsbaan in Dutch) aptly named IJsbad…
The project-team consited of Rem Koolhaas, Eric van Daele, Winy Maas, Mark Schendel and Yushi Uehara. The site analysis led to…
some sketches to investigate the envelope of the different sport-fields.
Several models led to the insight of incorporating the surrounding landscape into a big box concept with a big roof leading to a big landscape.
The ground floor contains the swimming pool and squash and tennis courts. These two facilities are separated from each other by a rectangular skating rink.
Diagrams and models
OMA’s intention was to give both sports participants and spectators a dynamic feeling by creating a transparent building where as many exercising people as possible could be seen at the same time
A park with various open-air sports tracks and supporting service spaces surrounds the building.
Modelshots eastview and westview