Holbæk Landscape Arena

Holbæk Landscape Arena is a masterplan that rethinks the conventional sports and athletic arena by blending the activities into the natural landscape. The masterplan merges the building facilities with the park, creating a place for the elite and amateur athletes as well as a place for the general public. It is an arena for few and a landscape for everybody.

Today, the site is an agricultural field. Due to nature’s ability to regenerate, we simple propose modelling the terrain and connecting small lakes and watering holes to create a continuous water network. The flow of water will ensure nutrients and hydrate seeds that will grow into wild flowers, grass, trees and vegetation. The modelled terrain will create space for large and small activities, and spaces for quiet contemplation.

Acknowledging that it will take time to build all the facilities for the arena, by letting nature grow uncontrolled, it will ensure a landscape that has both strong aesthetic and recreational value, long before the arena is completed.

The approach introduces a new type of common space in Holbæk where city and arena, sport and culture, building and nature evolve side by side. A place where participators, spectators and casual visitors alike are naturally invited in to form the community around the Holbæk Landscape Arena.

Program: Multihall, football-, swimming-, icehockey stadion
Størrelse: +365.000 m2
Beliggenhed: Holbæk, Denmark
Bygherre: Holbæk Kommune
År: 2013
Type: Invited competition, 2. place
Samarbejde: Tredje Natur, HLA
Team JAJA: Jan Tanaka, Jakob Christensen, Kathrin Gimmel, Sam De Boever, Josefine Lykke, Ronny Zschörper, Jonas Nielsen, Mathias Palle, Brian Vargo, Augusto Zamperlini, Line Nørskov, Danila Lampis

THE COMMON LANDSCAPE

Today, the site is a mono-functional agricultural field. It is open and vast, yet it does not invite nor encourage human activity. By helping the natural landscape freely regenerate, it will ensure that the site has both strong aesthetic and recreational value long before the arena is completed.

THE COMMON LANDSCAPE

Today, the site is a mono-functional agricultural field. It is open and vast, yet it does not invite nor encourage human activity. By helping the natural landscape freely regenerate, it will ensure that the site has both strong aesthetic and recreational value long before the arena is completed.

ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE

In close relation, the architecture and landscape design are conceived to form a cohesive entity where activity flows seamlessly between the diverse interior and exterior spaces.

ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE

In close relation, the architecture and landscape design are conceived to form a cohesive entity where activity flows seamlessly between the diverse interior and exterior spaces.

INSIDE OUTSIDE

The architectural concept seek to rethink the often introvert conventional sports facility by creating a strong relation between the building and the surrounding landscape.

INSIDE OUTSIDE

The architectural concept seek to rethink the often introvert conventional sports facility by creating a strong relation between the building and the surrounding landscape.