Grenaa Sports- and Recreational Center

Grenaa sports- and recreational center (GSRC) is already a popular community space in the town. The new extension brings that existing life, activity and energy to the greater outdoor surroundings. It allows activity indoors to flow out, while still inviting community members inside. The cohesion between building, forest, outdoor arena and tennis club is strengthened to create a continuous landscape for the center and a catalyst for the surrounding town.

Program: Extension of recreational center
Størrelse: +2.500 m2
Beliggenhed: Grenaa, Denmark
Bygherre: Grenaa Kommune
År: 2017 -
Type: Invited competition, 1. place
Samarbejde: Ingeniør’ne
Ydelse: Main architectural and landscape advisor
Status: Ongoing
Team JAJA: Kathrin Gimmel, Jakob Christensen, Jan Tanaka, Pola Rebecca Koch, Stephen Dietz-Hodgson, Jonathan Hansen, Zuzanna Rosinska, Hanna Blomquist, Saskia Blake, Sofie Hovgaard, Ashika Camilla Gottlieb

ROOF SURFACE

The large sloped roof is the primary architectural gesture of the existing building. It creates varied volumes of interior space while still maintaining a scale that fits into the surrounding site.

ROOF SURFACE

The large sloped roof is the primary architectural gesture of the existing building. It creates varied volumes of interior space while still maintaining a scale that fits into the surrounding site.

FROM INTROVERT TO EXTROVERT

Today, most activities are hidden deep inside the GSRC. Our proposal turns the building inside out, making activity and movement visible from the outdoors, creating an experience that naturally invites people to participate in both interior and exterior activities.

FROM INTROVERT TO EXTROVERT

Today, most activities are hidden deep inside the GSRC. Our proposal turns the building inside out, making activity and movement visible from the outdoors, creating an experience that naturally invites people to participate in both interior and exterior activities.

NEW FLEX- AND GYMNASTICS HALL

Towards the East side of the center is a Flex Hall and café, fitness area, indoor parkour and new urban living room that can be accessed by entire town. The flexibility of the program encourages new forms of movement, while the visibility encourages interaction between new and existing users.

On the West side of the center is the gymnastics hall and an additional flexible area that accommodates needs of multiple users. The variation between fixed and mobile installations gives the users freedom and flexibility to use and interpret the space based on their own needs. The Grennaa Sports- and Recreational Center provides space for all types of community members, from elite athletes, school children, amateur adults and many more.

NEW FLEX- AND GYMNASTICS HALL

Towards the East side of the center is a Flex Hall and café, fitness area, indoor parkour and new urban living room that can be accessed by entire town. The flexibility of the program encourages new forms of movement, while the visibility encourages interaction between new and existing users.

On the West side of the center is the gymnastics hall and an additional flexible area that accommodates needs of multiple users. The variation between fixed and mobile installations gives the users freedom and flexibility to use and interpret the space based on their own needs. The Grennaa Sports- and Recreational Center provides space for all types of community members, from elite athletes, school children, amateur adults and many more.