ElmtSports Basketball Hall

Kunming, China
Parallect Design
Liming Road, 650000 Kunming, China

The project is located in Liming Road, Guandu District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province. Before the renovation, the site was Olive Tree Hot Spring Hotel, which has been abandoned for a long time and surrounding public space for community activities is scarce. Therefore, it becomes particularly precious to build a public activity space in such a typical community. The owner hopes to provide a place for daily basketball entertainment and education and training for the surrounding residents and children. The practice of the design aims to make full use of this vacant space, so as to improve the quality of lf the community residife oents.

The site consists of two courts and a second storey functional area. A standard basketball court, 30 meters long and 17 meters wide, can provide regular basketball games and leisure activities; A pitch 24 meters long and 17 meters wide, although small, but enough for children to provide education, training, games and other needs. In addition, there are some functional space facilities, such as the entrance front desk, toilets, changing rooms, offices, the second level casual grandstand, VIP room, everything is open and shared.

The front desk area is accessed by the flow from the elevator to the third floor entrance. According to the needs of the use, the front desk is placed in the center of the whole field, the changing rooms, toilets and offices are located on the ground floor behind the front desk, the viewing platform is located on the second floor, and the spectators and athletes.

The overall design idea is to show the street and industrial elements, mainly using concrete, metal plate, gradual acrylic, plywood, soft package and other materials, so that the interior space presents a sense of atmosphere of different shades. In order to make the space more identifiable, the bright pink and light strips called "gendered" are introduced to mark and emphasize the key areas of the site. The contrasting colors also give the space a special sense of geometry and power.

The suspended ceiling structure of the abandoned site is built on an integrated reinforced concrete floor slab, with prefabricated reinforced concrete columns forming vertical support structures. The trusses on the roof are uniformly black-sprayed, with a span of 6 meters. Soundproof wall panels of different gray levels are used to fill the space between the columns. The columns are also connected with the suspended ceiling by a soft pink package of sound absorption and anti-collision.

The design uses linear visual elements to connect the three interfaces of the ceiling, the ground and the wall. Within these rectangular areas, there are sports stands, social benches and seating devices for the athletes to rest. The striking "pink matrix" connects the pitch to the environment, visually extending the depth of the space and providing a continuous view. The acrylic light strips with linear elements and the pink color surrounding the columns and steel frames also play a role in defining the space, aiming to connect the different movement Spaces visually and materially.

The image expressed by the horizontal axis in space is the fantasy of infinite extension. A large number of linear proportions are used in the space, with linear lighting arrangements extending from the front desk to the wall columns and even the ceiling trusses on the large surface of the court. The floating sense of linear lamps and lanterns, together with the pink soft bag wrapped in the wall and ceiling, the delicate rhythm and fluctuation, depict a breathing organic picture.

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