Arena Ulstein, Ulsteinvik Building, Aalesund Design, Lund+Slaatto Architects Norway

Arena Ulstein, Norway

Aalesund Architecture Competition design by Lund+Slaatto Architects with Nils Tveit Architects

28 Mar 2011

Arena Ulstein

Design: Lund+Slaatto Architects, in collaboration with Nils Tveit Architects

Arena Ulstein, Ulsteinvik building design

Project Description

Winning proposal by Lund+Slaatto Architects for the Arena Ulstein competition in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The main idea of the project is to create a place of sports and activities, where the qualities of the magnificent surrounding landscape will merge with the bourgeoning urban live of the town of Ulsteinvik.

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Ulsteinvik is a small town on the west coast of Norway. The town is growing and a new urban life is blossoming. A recent visionary plan for the development of the town connected a series of alleyways and courtyards into a pedestrian network which has given the town a new urban axis. Our project consists of a sports hall and a swimming pool with a local library and youth club. By dividing the program into two major volumes, which engage a folded ground plane on various levels, we are able to negotiate the difficult site to create a series of new urban spaces in-between the building volumes. This new urban space will create several important links between the original pedestrian network and the surrounding landscape and become a new meeting place for the people of Ulsteinvik.

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Our aim is to develop an architecture which will enable these large volumes to fit in with the identity of Ulsteinvik, without mimicking the existing small-scale building fabric. We were inspired by the rich industrial history of for the shipping-trade in Ulsteinvik to design the buildings as three Corten-clad volumes, set into a tough granite base. The interior spaces will be surprisingly light, clad in local timber and white concrete.

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Arena Ulstein – Building Information

Architect: Lund+Slaatto Architects, in collaboration with Nils Tveit Architects
Location: Ulsteinvik, Norway
Rank: 1st prize
Subject: Sports facilities, swimming pool, library and youth club
Surface: 14,200 sqm
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