Paide Sports Hall is connected to the existing school complex, yet differentiates from its successive building blocks as an independent object, thus activating the schoolyard and giving it new uses. Setting a large-scale building into the schoolyard, human scale has been taken into consideration as much as possible. Lowering the edges of the hall and overall facet-like shape serve to visually reduce the bulk of the building. The building‘s position on the plot is slightly shifted to enable interesting views from all sides.
Paide Sports Hall
Location:Paide, Estonia (map)
Client:Paide City Government
Competition:2006, 1st prize
Competition team:Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke
Design team:Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Jaan Port
Photos by Karli Luik & Karel Koplimets