MUTOPIA’s House of Movement The SPIRAL tops out

The SPIRAL has reached its highest point, and the engineered timber frame roof cassettes defining the characteristic double-curved surfaces with noise reduction properties are in place. This was celebrated today at a topping-out ceremony, with speeches by Mayor Martin Damm, Elinco Contractor Company Director Per Bager, and MUTOPIA partner-in-charge Serban Cornea.

The SPIRAL will be the first building in Denmark designed to unite self-organized and organized sports activities, dance, gymnastics, fencing, boxing and martial arts, into one synergistic whole. The building, consisting of four different sized sports fields spiralling upwards on four story-high steps, enables maximum interaction between the many different users.

The design is a response to spatial flexibility required by a wide range of different user groups, combined with emergent needs for new forms of interaction and community, where sport acts as a catalyst for public life across age, performance level and interests. The spectacular 4 stories high stepped common space enables the organization of different activities separately, yet interconnected as part of a uniting and mutually inspiring ‘sports theatre’.

The SPIRAL will be completed in December 2016.

Pics courtesy MUTOPIA and Ole Brandt.

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