SPORTSPACE is an initiative of Shift architecture urbanism, in collaboration with NOC*NSF and is made possible by the Dutch fund for Creative Industries. The platform is one of the results of Studio Sport, a research-by-design project by Shift that deals with sport’s potential to generate urban quality.

In the last decades, sport has been discovered as a tool to pursue a variety of external objectives, from social to economical. Strikingly enough, this so called instrumentalization of sports has largely been overlooked in spatial planning and urbanism. Sports is subject of rest planning, is pushed away by other urban functions, and often ends up on isolated locations in the fringes of the city. Sport accommodations are often seen as a nuisance, too large and difficult to combine with other urban programs. The potential of sports to add meaningful new places of(inter)action to the city and its public domain remains therefore largely unexplored.

Also within the world of sports there is a lack of  knowhow about the spatial possibilities of sport. Projects are usually approached from the point of view of one sport and are based on old regulations for sport accommodations. The emergence of different types of sports and the rising demand for intensely used and multifunctional accommodations asks for a whole new spatial approach of the accommodation policy. Besides this, there should be a better response to the increasing trend of individual and so called unbound sports. Apart from accommodations for sport clubs and top sports there is a rising need for the integration of sports- and activity structures in the direct living environment, as part of the public domain.

SPORTSPACE connects the world of space with the world of sports, and provides tools for the integration of sports in the contemporary city and its public domain.

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bench

bench

football roof

football roof

performance factory

performance factory

Marc Lammers plaza

Marc Lammers plaza

sport and water management

sport and water management

stacked gym

stacked gym

tennis park

tennis park

sport axis

sport axis

sports beach

sports beach

sport neighbourhood park

sport neighbourhood park

sportsquare

sportsquare

neighbourhood sports park

neighbourhood sports park

skate off the art

skate off the art

Nike laserfield

Nike laserfield

voetbalplaza

voetbalplaza

cyclocross parcours

cyclocross parcours

innercity swimming river

flussbad
innercity swimming river

trampoline track

trampoline track

pool appartments

pool appartments

sport under infra

Westway
sport under infra

sport roof

sport roof

basketbar

basketbar

Cruyff court

Cruyff court

sunlit turn hall

sunlit turn hall

life stand

life stand

artificial surf and kayaklandscape

artificial surf and kayaklandscape

station skate square

station skate square

wavedeck

wavedeck

sport under infra

A8ernA
sport under infra

poolboat

poolboat

beach pool

beach pool

plus pool

plus pool

sea bath

sea bath

floating stadium

floating stadium

ice skating pond

ice skating pond

outdoor valley

outdoor valley

mega climbing wall

Bjoeks
mega climbing wall

shadow distance

shadow distance

3D track

3D track

riverwalk

riverwalk

piano staircase

piano staircase