Holmbladsgade in Amager was long one of the most underprovided neighbourhoods in Denmark with regard to sporting facilities, but now boasts the beautiful Prism.
Holmbladsgade in Amager was long one of the most underprovided neighbourhoods in Denmark with regard to sporting facilities. All that changed when the neighbourhood was given a newly-built sports and culture centre in summer 2006.
As part of the Holmbladsgade Neighbourhood Facelift scheme, the area was assigned an overall plan for sporting and cultural facilities. The new multipurpose centre is be centrally located and connects up with the park and activity area in Prags Boulevard.
An indoor landscape
Great flexibility will be the hallmark of the Sports and Culture Centre, providing scope for both organized and casual sports and athletics. At the same time, one-off concerts, gigs and theatre events can be held there.
The seminal architectural idea is a green indoor landscape meandering over several levels. At the bottom is a large expanse where handball and other ball games can be played. The green expanse folds upwards on one side towards a number of so-called multifunctional plateaus, where tai chi or yoga can be practised.
Changing rooms, an administrative area and a café will be located beneath the plateaus.
The indoor landscape at the Sports and Culture Centre has a gigantic, transparent canopy. Like a kind of webbing, the canopy is stretched between the new building and four adjacent eaves on an existing residential development.
This will impart a characteristic shape to the Sports and Culture Centre, almost like a duck's foot. The transparent canopy ensures optimum incidence of light throughout the building. When darkness falls, the new centre appears like a radiant crystal in Holmbladsgade, where shadows from the indoor activities will be visible from outside.
Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014