Construction supervision and documentation regarding the construction of two wooden sports halls in Trier
MGF Architekten (design and execution LPH1-LPH8)
FAT Architects S.à r.l (LPH 8)
District sports facility Trier-West / Feyen
2019 - 2020
Gross floor area
For the two identical gymnasiums in Trier (Trier-West and Trier-Feyen), the designing architects (MGF Architekten from Stuttgart) used an effective modular principle.
The proposed principle can be realized at different locations and in different sizes. The building set consists of prefabricated wall and roof elements. Wood, in two basic geometric shapes, the rod and the plate, are joined together as components of the construction kit. On top of the in-situ reinforced concrete slab with strip foundations constructed on site, the wooden elements are mounted as roof and wall components with a visible, linear construction grid on the facade and the hall ceiling. The precisely prefabricated elements can be assembled in a remarkably short time, almost regardless of weather conditions. Internal solid wood walls (cross laminated timber) serve as stiffening of the supporting structure.
A basic grid of 3 x 3 metres is ideal for creating functional areas of the sports halls, prefabrication and transport to the construction site. At a width of 3 m, wooden elements are transported without hassle and guarantee a fast, thus economic implementation of the planning. In addition, a reduction in planning costs has been achieved by using the same (mirrored) plan for the construction of both gymnasiums.
Building material wood
The building material wood is perfectly suited for this construction task in all respects; in the interior, wood creates a pleasant room climate; the elemental wooden facade made of Douglas fir is economically efficient both in construction and operation. The clear geometrical zoning of open and closed elements optimally supports the implementation as a modular system. Natural lighting and ventilation create a pleasant atmosphere for sports and games.