Schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design the new 18,424m² sports and administration centre in Skanderborg, Denmark.
The architectural firm worked in collaboration with contractor KPC and engineering firm Bascon for the project, which is expected to be completed in towards the end of 2016.
The project will house new administrative facilities for Skanderborg Municipality in combination with new sports facilities.
The new complex will be located in a recently opened Anebjergskov natural resort in the northern part of Skanderborg.
Schmidt hammer said the complex will feature several buildings which, with no clear distinction between front and back, will interact with their natural surroundings.
The project is divided into four zones that include arrival, meeting centre, sports facilities and administration centre.
The administration centre will feature 700 work spaces and a flexible interior office design.
After completion, the sports centre will feature a double hall which can be divided into two handball fields with seating capacity for 1,700 spectators.
The architectural firm noted that the design of the double hall makes it possible to open towards the outdoor landscape, which will help in organising events both indoors and outdoors.
Sustainable features of the project include optimised use of daylight, natural ventilation and the use of green plants on selected facades as solar screening systems.
Schmidt hammer lassen architects founding partner John Foldbjerg Lassen said the functions of the building are open and accessible and the project makes good use of the potential of the surrounding landscape.
"With our project we create an architectural reinterpretation of the contact point between citizens and the municipality," Lassen added.
The project is expected to secure DGNB Silver certification upon completion.
Image: The project is expected to be completed in late 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Schmidt hammer lassen architects.