Public buildings

Design, construction and maintenance of a multifunctional sports complex, integrating all sports under one roof.


1st prize


completed - 2023




15.884 m²


VZW sportcomplex Vlaanderen & Heusden-Zolder


Katrien Houben, Karin Hupperts, Viktoria Toth, Anton Witdouck

In collaboration with

dbv architecten


The new sports complex was built on the former race track in Heusden-Zolder. It contains a 250-metre indoor cycling track with central sports fields with 1,000 fixed and 1,000 mobile seats. The building houses a gymnasium, an exercise lab, a medical centre for the Zolder racecourse, a spacious cafeteria with terrace, meeting rooms and offices. Furthermore, there are practical facilities such as changing rooms, storage and parking. The indoor cycling track is the second UCI-approved cycling track built in Flanders. The first track, the Flemish Cycling Centre Eddy Merckx in Ghent, was also designed by B-architecten.

The sports infrastructure is of the highest level: the biggest international competitions can take place, international teams can train and, at the same time, young athletes can be coached in all the various sports. The design unites all sports under one roof, ensuring an efficient and integrated functioning. It also encourages social contact between the different sports groups and spectators. The thoughtful walkways ensure smooth and logical movement throughout the building. The architectural language is inspired by the dynamics of track cycling with a pure, elegant and natural look.

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