FK Austria Wien Training AcademyEdit profile
Austrian studio, Franz Architekten along with Atelier Mauch GMBH has designed 'FK Austria Wien Training Academy', a sports facility located in Vienna, Austria.
Housing academy training grounds for one of the most traditional football clubs in the country, the design includes indoor practice halls and three grass pitches. A tight construction budget and deadline along with local building codes dictated the overall design which is straddled over a slopping landscape. Restricted to a maximum height of 4.5 meters, the facility is composed of a single volume that is partially submerged into the ground.
A cantilevered roof - used in areas as a viewing deck for coaches and visitors - extends beyond the footprint of the two-storey structure, providing a weather resistance perimeter for entrances and terraces. Secondary programs such as fitness rooms, massage and storage rooms and a cafeteria, lining the exterior walls. an open access corridor on the main floor works like a gallery to the sunken playing field, spotlighting the sport taking place within the naturally illuminated space. Circulation spaces and zones that lead players to the field, the artificial turf operates as both a way-finding tool and a pre-game buffer areas.
Inside, a double height training hall forms the heart of the building with a series of compactartificial grass ad birch plywood provide a neutral platform free from distraction. Carried throughout circulation spaces and zones that lead players to the field, the artificial turf operates as both a way-finding tool and a pre-game buffer areas.