As the functional glass reduces the thermal radiation from the sun and the capillaries have a high insulating factor, the cooling and heating loads are also kept at a minimum. In this way the glass makes a noticeable contribution to the energetic optimisation of the building.
As a contrast to the large amount of glass, wood panelling in the interior rounds up the design resulting in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The sports hall in Traunreut proves that an integral, well thought-out general concept makes it easy to combine high architectural demands with best possible functional use and environmentally friendly operation.
The sunken playing fields are perfectly illumined by daylight entering through the surrounding, translucent functional OKALUX K glass. The capillary slabs integrated in the cavities disperse the incidental light evenly to the interior. This is a large advantage for all sports events because there are no shadows or glare. The deeply penetrating illumination of the interior with natural light also reduces the cost of artificial lighting. As the functional glass reduces the thermal radiation...
- Year 2009
- Status Completed works
- Type Sports Centres / Sports Facilities