Multipurpose Sport Centre

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Cecilie Austerå
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
Stavanger East multipurpose sport centre (MSC) is placed in one of the most challenging building development areas in Stavanger at the moment. The company Urban Sjøfront defines strategies for the development area and is an active promoter and coordinator for the urban development. The common denominators they use to revive city life is to create activity- and meeting places, to represent innovation, anchoring and create peculiarity. Stavanger has an aim to become a city of sport, and the main goal is to get more citizens to do physical activities. The location of the MSC provides a potential to involve the city in a more active way. It has a unique placement in the border between the city centre and nature areas. The overall strategy illustrates the potential in creating an active city image both locally and regionally. The new MSC will provide an active urban space that promotes sport, motion and other cultural actives; the core values and credibility of sport as a driver of social, cultural and educational progress. The design is inspired by the vernacular language of the characteristic shapes of boathouses; the structure aspires to give architectural form and let the structure merge with the plan layout. The new MSC becomes a part of Stavanger’s façade towards the sea and represents history, identity, tradition and innovation.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2009
Number of pages161
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
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