Kanizsa Arena, one of the latest sports arenas in Hungary was designed and built keeping in mind two important factors of modern architecture. The constructors wanted to build it as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible, while also making the buildings disabled-friendly for both athletes and spectators.
Magyarépítők reports that the building was finished about 2 weeks ago in the middle of December. They highlighted that the technology used to make the building’s construction more eco-friendly and solid, has never been used in Hungary before. This technology made several features of the building feasible to create.
The designer studio that worked on the sports hall is Pauliny & Partners, who designed several architectural masterpieces in Hungary, such as Budapest’s latest malls, the Etele Plaza, the Bicske Healthcare Centre and the Budapest ONE Business Park among many others. They also designed buildings for other countries, such as Finland, Greece and Romania among others.
The architectural studio claims that they are “one of the most prestigious groups of engineering companies with important history in Hungary and it is considered to be one of the market leaders”.
Kanizsa Arena was built as part of the Modern Városok (Modern Cities) development program. Magyarépítők wrote that it is not only a sports hall, but it can also be used for other purposes, such as organising concerts and other cultural events.
It has 3,000 seats on the spectator stands and it can be extended to have an additional 2,000 seats. This means that the multifunctional sports and events hall can house a total of 5,000 people if necessary.
The designing team, Pailiny & Partners thought it would be important if the main sports area could be divided to several smaller fields. The main hall is wide enough to have two handball fields next to each other, but it can also be divided in a way to have three basketball courts lengthwise.
This is very beneficial as the Kanizsa Arena will not be used only by professional athletes but also by local schools to hold PE classes and public sports events.
Magyarépítők highlights that the economical footprint of the construction was very low. With the new technology, they were able to lessen the CO2 impact of the building to 0,42 tonnes per square metres. The Allianz Arena in München had a CO2 impact of over 1 ton per square metre.
To further mitigate the environmental impact of the building, a 32,000 square metre green area will be developed around the arena, including a green leisure park. The architectural company said the following about the environmental impact:
“During planning we aimed to make every effort to ensure environment conscious location planning and also environment conscious building, energy efficiency, efficient water usage and optimal inner comfort. On the roof surface of the building we ensure the possibility of the placement of a photovoltaic system.”
The lively interior also includes further five training rooms for martial arts practitioners and another room with mirrors installed. The designers included an on-site doping test station and a buffet as well.
Source: Magyaépítők.hu, Paulinyiandpartners.com