City of Jaca Hockey Arena by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

published in: Architecture By Yatzer, 04 March 2009

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The City of Jaca Hockey Arena has been the most representative facility of the European Youth Olimpic Festival of Jaca 2007, the first event in the Pyrennes. Two ice rinks allow the pavillion to celebrate hockey, figure skating, short track curling competitions, being simultaneously a recreational ice center. The building has reinforced the relevance of the ice in Jaca.It has regenerate an undeveloped area of the city and it has become a successful reference of the Future of Jaca.
Throught the sipirit of the First Winter Games, the project suggestes the idea of natural landscape recovering its great relevance in this kind of indoor activities.
The Dome takes the strength of the nearby Oroel Mount and the Pyrenee peaks, and meets directly the ground without any sort of façade. As a drop of water, the content is contained by no container at all. The membrane is perceived as a soft crystal of Ice, and it must be crossed to accede, like a natural experience. This membrane groups roof, facade, structure, lightning, electrical, security and air conditioning systems (the latest included into the main structure), and organizes the movements and uses of the pavillion.
Under that delicate efficient shell there is only concrete, brick and ice, with no constructive details..

Photo © Aleix Bagué . All rights reserved

project
City of Jaca Hockey Arena
status
Built
client
Fundación Jaca 2007
site
Jaca (Huesca), España
architects
COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS
Juan Coll-Barreu
Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza
collaborative architects
Pablo Castro
Gorka García
Estibaliz Sanz Reyero
Jorge Bilbao
date of project
December 2004 – May 2005
construction date
May 2005 – July 2008
area
18.123,07 m2
budget
24.418.149,19 €
contractor
Vías
consultants

Arup, estructstructural, mechanical, electrical
Ati,  ice production
COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS, facade
Acered siglo XXI, control de obra quantity surveyor
photos
COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS
Aleix Bagué

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