This Public Driving Range Doubles as an Architectural Sculpture

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 18, 2015
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A typical golfing range is far less visual appealing than this structural piece from Luque, Paraguay. The elongated structure is made from solid concrete that totals 400 meters long. The golfing range is separated into two levels to accommodate shorter shots from the lower tier and longer shots from the higher one. Metal beams are used to support the entire structure that also sits on top of stone pillars.

The odd, two-tiered shape is meant to mimic the horizon it oversees and provide wonderful views for golfers. Although the unique golfing range is eye-catching, its construction is rather simple. Traditional golfing ranges are typically stretches of grass with partitions to separate golfers. Perhaps an architecturally inspired structure is a new and contemporary way designers are incorporating aesthetics and functionality in sports.