“All the spaces for activity have natural light coming in from the windows”.
“Social encounter and interaction are, in this way, at the very heart of the building”.
“Stairs and elevators protrude from the cloud, inviting visitors to enter”.
“The idea behind Gymworld, as an entire world in itself, concerns the aspect of play that is so important for sports”.
“The playing man inhabits a world in which one is free to explore, move and play – within the architecture that makes up this world – thus breaking the static borders of everyday life”.
Facts & Credits:
Project title: Gymworld, Project type – Program: Sports complex with two gym halls – Trampoline hall – Dancing / multi-functional hall – Club house – Free running hall – Sports Medical Center, Location: Amerikaweg – Zoetermeer – Netherlands, Client: Municipality of Zoetermeer, Architects: VenhoevenCS architecture + urbanism, Design team: Jos-Willem van Oorschot – Arjan Pot – Tjeerd Hellinga – Hermen Jansen – Eliza Mante – Max Fleer, Structural engineer: Verhoeven en Leenders, MEP: Nelissen, Main contractor: Remmers Bouwgroep, Surface area: 5100 m², Period: 2018 – 2020, Awards: Gemma Smid Architecture Audience Award 2020, Text description: VenhoevenCS architecture + urbanism, Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode – Marloes Koster – Tjeerd Hellinga