Sports Center | Rovigo
The competition for the Villadose sports center should be seen within context of the financing plans for works of public interest of the Cassa di Risparmio di Padova and Rovigo. The project seeks to recreate a collected and well-defined context in which the main body of the gym engages itself in a dialogue, both with the accompanying volume containing the service spaces, and with the surrounding landscape. The design of the outdoor spaces wants to reduce the impact of the parking area in the perception of the green spaces by providing areas open to spring and summer use, imagining a filter area composed of subtle modeling of the ground and medium-trunk trees. Particular attention has been paid to the creation of a single-span structural system for the gym that is keeping the space of the it free from poorly functional structural elements, while giving perceptual quality to the internal volume through the use of mixed wood-steel components.