Sports Centre Turó de la Peira in Barcelona

© Enric Duch
© Enric Duch
© Anna Noguera, Javier Fernández
© Enric Duch
© Enric Duch
© Anna Noguera
© Anna Noguera
© Enric Duch
© Enric Duch
© Enric Duch
© Enric Duch
© Enric Duch
© Anna Noguera
© Enric Duch
© Enric Duch
© Anna Noguera

The sports centre is located in a high density residential area at the periphery of Barcelona. Turó de la Peira is an urban quarter that lacks places of encounter. Thus the architects Anna Noguera und Javier combined the municipal indoor swimming pool and sports hall within one building, which allowed them to create an urban garden on the open space resulting from the building layout. Plants grow upward along the facade and act as a sign for the sustainable architecture of the building. The interior surprises visitors with its cross laminated timber structure.