Schulitz Architects was selected as one of eight international architectural offices in the design competition for the new SAP Arena in Munich’s Olympic Park.
Our design proposal strives for perfect functionality and exciting spatial experiences. The 11,500 spectator capacity arena with VIP-Areas and Skyboxes hovers over a series of three cascading ice rinks.
The attractive new venue creates a prestigious feature for the city of Niesky, continuing its long ice hockey tradition. It is integrated into the existing landscape and recreational swimming complex.
The main feature of the project is the approx. 3600 m² roof that appears to be floating freely while spanning 41 m span, covering all program components, and giving protection from precipitation, winds and stormy weather. The structural system consists of filigree three-hinged arches in combination with thin tension cables eliminating thrust at the supports. The roof is stiffened by the corrugated metal decking and by a horizontal beam around the perimeter. Two rows of large skylights provide natural light and additional natural ventilation.
The local ice hockey club ELV Tornados Niesky has a new home ground in this modern, spacious ice stadium with its dome-like roof.
The Institute for Flight Guidance’s building #117 had to be renovated due to fire safety and energy conservation.
The design of the new façade derives from the old design. Vertical colored elements that act as a guidance for the external sun shading elements give the building a new appearance.
Additionally, the interior was renovated to meet today’s standards.
The goal of the design was to preserve the form and dimensions of the historic suspended chord beams for the motorway bridge but, on account of the increased span, to add inclined supports, thus forming a frame system. An additional aim was to allow pedestrians to experience the bridge. For this reason, the pedestrian areas were developed by reversing the suspended chord beams into an arch from which a light steel walkway is hung. The inner side of this walkway is supported by the beams of the motorway bridge The bridge thus results from the reversal of two complementary structural systems.
The climbing wall in Braunschweig’s city center (Güldenstr. 39C) is an ideal location for sports climbing.
Schulitz Architects enlarged the climbing area by 170 m² (left part of the wall) and added a platform extending over the adjacent moat.
A roof and a lighting system enable climbing during rain and in the evening hours.
The new elevated walkway spans over the Friedrich-Olbricht-Damm and connects the two building complexes with a light-weight truss construction.
The required opening of 9 m height for heavy duty vehicles was achieved by only lifting the floor plate, resulting in a cost-effective and attractive design.
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.
The renovation and modernization works transformed the existing stadium into a modern complex for professional sports, including football for the local club „Eintracht Braunschweig“, American football for the „Braunschweig Lions“, as well as athletic competitions on national and international level. Schulitz Architekten won the architectural competition in 2006 with an convincing urban concept including the modernization of the main stands and a rectangular office building for the local club “Eintracht Braunschweig”.
The new office building incorporates a fan shop, a restaurant and the offices for the local club “Eintracht Braunschweig”.
The vertical external sun shading elements not only give the office building a unique identity, but also prevent solar energy gains in the building. The sunshading concept in combination with further energy-saving concepts minimize the energy consumption of the building.
The new central bus station in the town of Haldensleben gracefully fills a void that gives shape to what had until recently been an abandoned site in front of the main railway station.
The requirement for sheltered links between bus stops and local traffic management regulations pointed to an enclosed structure. The architects however thought differently and their final design cleverly achieves a very open structure that adheres to the design brief. A semi elliptical roof supported by slender steel sections, rectangular in plan, has such a light footprint that local residents and travellers affectionately refer to it as being like a UF0. The internalenclosed space has been landscaped and become a popular gathering space not only for commuters but also local residents.
A clever additional touch has been provided by semi enclosed seating areas that offer some privacy. The structure is extremely light, economical and was pre-fabricated and easily erected on-site.
The city of Erlangen intends to build a new sports complex adjacent to a nature conservation area.
The new complex shall include a multi-functional gymnasium for 3000 spectators, bouldering/climbing facilities, office spaces and a university complex for reseach in the profession of sports.
The design of Schulitz Architects incorporates all functions in a compact building, which not only fits perfectly to the urban context, but also reduces overall energy consumption of the complex.