Wielerdroom

Public buildings

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

Competition

1st prize

Status

in design

Location

Heusden-Zolder

Surface

15.884 m²

Client

VZW sportcomplex Vlaanderen & Heusden-Zolder

Team

Katrien Houben, Karin Hupperts, Viktoria Toth, Anton Witdouck

In collaboration with

dbv-architecten

The new sports complex will be built on the former grounds of the Zolder racetrack in Heusden-Zolder. It contains a covered 250m cycling track with sports fields in the centre with 1000 fixed and 1000 mobile seats. The building houses a gymnasium, an exercise lab, a medical centre for the Zolder track, a spacious cafeteria with terrace, meeting rooms and offices. Furthermore, practical facilities such as dressing rooms, storage and parking are available The covered cycling track is the second UCI approved track to be built in Flanders. The first track, the Eddy Merckx Flemish Cycling Centre in Ghent, was also designed by B-architecten.

The sports infrastructure will be of the highest level: where the biggest international competitions can take place, international teams can train and at the same time, young athletes can be coached in all aspects of the various sports. The design unites all sports under one roof, ensuring efficient and integrated operation. It also stimulates social contact between the various sports groups and spectators. The well thought-out walkways ensure smooth and logical routing. The architectural language is inspired by the dynamism of track cycling with a pure, elegant and natural appearance.

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