Portoval Sports Hall to Host EuroBasket Championship

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Aug 24, 2011 • References: sadarvuga &
Located in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, the Portoval Sports Hall by Sadar+Vuga is a multi-functional complex designed to be the host of the EuroBasket Championship in 2013.

A 14,000-square meter, three-level structure, the Portoval Sports Hall has a 5,000-seat capacity for both sports and cultural events. It features a warm-up hall, a fitness center and even a restaurant that overlooks the city. With 250 underground parking spaces, this sports complex also features special VIP parking areas for media and players.

The complex is designed with four parts: a tribune, a domed roof, concourse and a ring. The domed roof is meant to "provide a minimally compressed volume," according to the designers, while the ring encircles the main structure and works to enhance "the relationship between the arena’s inner spaces and the surrounding terrain." Stats for Shell-Shaped Athletic Complexes Trending: Older & Chilly
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