Ørestad Street Hall
Innovative building promoting informal sports
activities in Copenhagen’s newest area
The Multi-purpose Sports Facility is developed in collaboration with a dedicated group of potential users. During 3 workshops they dealt with priorities of activities and functions.
The Multi-purpose Sports Facility stands out as the smallest public, fully accessible building in Ørestad City created on a space originally planned to be a “pocket park”.
The building is open 24/7 to the public, school classes and local sports clubs and is divided into heated and unheated areas, with the unheated part as the biggest multifunctional spaces for different activities as basketball and floorball and the heated part as a space for dance, yoga, martial arts or floor exercises for smaller groups.
The building is unstaffed and all activities and events are arranged and held by the users themselves whether organized in groups or private initiatives.
As opposed to the surrounding buildings, the lowest point of the Multi-purpose facility is facing Ørestad Boulevard, and in this way meeting and welcoming the people in the neighborhood on ground level. Furthermore, the building stands out due to its green roof and wooden materials.
The relation to the surrounding park emphasizes the inclusive and accessible character of the building, that has no back, but a long unbroken strip of windows making the activities inside, visible from the park – and reversed.