Schulitz Architects was one of the three finalists in the international competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics ice skating complex in Beijing, China, which comprises a 400 m speed skating track and additional ice skating areas.
In the proposed design, the Olympic Park’s existing landscape of hills and winding paths is extended to situate the new sports facility. It is located on an elevated podium within this hilly park landscape clearly visible from the surrounding areas. The landscape’s generous gestures welcome and invite the visitors, and accompany them inside the arena. The building complex combined with the surrounding landscape evolve to a place of individual identity and offer great opportunities for everyone. The distinctive triangular form derives from the inner organization, resulting in an iconic building, a new heart for Beijing’s Olympic Park.
The 400 m ice oval with its 12,000 spectators as the main Olympic venue is augmented by an additional ice hockey field and the new main attraction after the Olympic Games: an elevated ice skating track. The new elevated ice rink gives the public the opportunity to experience ice skating on a new level, promoting China’s “300 Million People Playing Sports on Ice and Snow” program. The ice skating track offers fantastic views of the inside and of the surrounding landscapes and landmarks.
A restaurant area on the top level with views into the Olympic ice oval, ice hockey rink and the elevated ice skating track complements the experience.
The design of the roof and facade follows sustainable aspects according to LEED Gold certification standards: The external horizontal louvre system illuminates the interior without allowing direct sunlight to enter. At the same time, the visitors on the elevated ice skating track have the opportunity to experience the views of the outside landscape. The roof’s skylights are oriented to the north, illuminating the ice oval and auxiliary hall with indirect sunlight. Solar panels on the skylights provide electricity.
At night, the building is lit up with LED technology, allowing the building to glow in various colourful moods according to the current event.
The design’s optimized flexibility of use, the ondulating landscape design, the highly efficient building envelope and its implementation in the urban context resulted in a top prize in the international competition.
The design by Schulitz Architekten for the MTV sports club’s new home in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, was awarded with the first prize in the 2017 architectural competition.
Based on the landscape and the urban context, the building is aligned parallel to the main football field as a rectangular building. All of the building’s essential functions are clearly visible to the visitor, including the generous meeting room with a terrace and catering facilities. The complex also includes changing rooms, office spaces and a room for gymnastics and yoga.
There is a lot of talk about sustainable stadia, although many are wasteful in material and energy consumption.
We are proud that our stadium concept in Salvador is not only sustainable regarding material and energy savings, but also due to the plaza which is utilized as an area for all kind of events.
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Construction of the new greenhouse for the giant water lily (Victoria Cruziana) began in April 2017. Construction will be completed in October 2017, allowing visitors to experience the giant water lily in 2018 again.
After the successful 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament – with games such as Germany-Portugal 4:0 and Spain-Netherlands 1:5 – the award-winning stadium Arena Fonte Nova will stage ten Olympic football matches in August 2016.
The German national team (U-23) will play against Mexico (August 4) and South Korea (August 7), whilst Brazil will play against Denmark.
Men’s Olympic Football Competition
04. Aug Fiji – South Korea
04. Aug Mexico – Germany
07. Aug Fiji – Mexico
07. Aug Germany – South Korea
10. Aug Japan – Schweden
10. Aug Denmark – Brazil
13. Aug Winner Group B – Runner-up Group A
Women’s Olympic Football Competition
09. Aug Australia – Simbabwe
09. Aug New Zeeland – France
12. Aug Runner-up Group E – Runner-up Group F
The famous residential house in Beverly Hills, which received a Gold Medal Award by the AIA and was published in numerous architectural magazines around the world, has been fully renovated and is shining brightly 40 years after its erection.
Despite its age, the house still demonstrates a state-of-the-art system building for residential building.
Schulitz Architecture in collaboration with Comfort Architecten (Bruneck) were awarded with the 3. Prize in an international design competition for an ice rink complex in Bruneck / Italy.
Due to its distinctive design, the new sports complex is a new landmark for the city of Bruneck.
The sports complex consists of two ice rinks, one for ice hockey and the other for training purposes, as well changing rooms, VIP-Areas and catering facilities.
The design of the complex with its facade and soft curvature presents itself as uniform building in spite of various different incorporated functions.
The choice of wood as the main material for the roof structures and the facade reflect the areas tradition for wood.