Three-field sports hall constructed in timber element design
Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
© David Matthiessen

The new sports hall in 'Vahingen/Enz', combining all areas of use under a common roof, is designed as a compact, functional and highly economical timber element construction. The building with dimensions of approx. 42mx58.5m is divided into a three-field sports hall with spectator area, a multi-purpose wing including a lounge and a multi-functional room, and three-story functional area (equipment, technology, locker rooms, etc.).
A cantilever of 5m on the south side of the building and the field width of 30.5m of the sports facility are the basis of the statical system of a single-span girder with cantilever for the glulam gable roof trusses arranged at a distance of 1.0m. The roof structure of the three-field sports hall therefore appears as a slender ribbed structure. Areas with smaller spans of up to 7.5m are designed as CLT ceilings (roof) or timber-concrete composite elements (technical ceiling due to vibration behavior). Exterior walls are designed as timber frame walls, interior walls as cross laminated timber walls. Only the parts in contact with the ground are made of reinforced concrete.