Saturday, January 29, 2011

Aarhus Gymnastics and Trampoline Hall | Denmark | C. F Møller Architects

In 2010, the children of Aarhus, Denmark, were given a unique hall to romp in, designed by C. F Møller Architects. Watch a short film about The Motor Skills Hall, which combines the best of the sports hall and playground. The film has been shot by one of the main sponsors, the Danish foundation Lokale- og Anlægsfonden. The idea of the augment, which is an extension of the Aarhus Gymnastics and Trampoline Hall, has been to design a hall which motivates the 3-10-year-olds to practise movement.

According to the film, as well as interviews with young gymnasts in the magazine Tribune published by the foundation, it works.

Constantly experiencing new things
"This is fantastic, really amazing. We constantly experience and try new things. In an hour you know the old trampoline hall inside out. In here, you can try all the gymnastic equipment in new ways over and over again," says gymnast Laura Nicholajsen in the article.

"It's a really nice place with beautiful colors and shapes, and it is wonderful that you also have the possibility to do gymnastics just for the fun of it," states her friend Lærke Bøje.

The foundation, supporting innovative sports facilities and cultural buildings, has funded one third of the total costs of The Motor Skills Hall, i.e. 18.3 million DKK.......more
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