The Panorama project is situated in a green space and takes the form of an inviting, omnidirectional, circular pavilion. The programme is a combination of a community centre and a gym. Placing the gym at the centre with other functions disposed around it enables a visual interaction with the surrounding neighbourhood.
Exterior and interior spaces flow into each other. Behind the glazing, a curved inner wall is visible. Painted entirely with designs by local residents, it forms a colourful inner lining that represents all the sixty or so minority cultures in the surrounding district. This work of art is illuminated at night.
The building is Energy-neutral. In addition to ‘low-tech’ measures such as compactness, having an optimal façade/ground era ratio and an overhanging canopy, the design was optimized based on the trias energetica.
The flexible timber building frame with columns meets the cradle_To-Cradle principle and offers possibilities for multifunctionality and double use: the gym and course room can also function as a theatre.
A facing sloping roof clad with 500 m2 of photovoltaic panels (integrated into the design of the gym roof) is a crucial component in the pursuit of climate and energy neutrality. A visually complex pattern of oblique lines and planes in which the solar panels are sublimated recalls the ‘striping’ of sixties flats; a ‘dazzle painting’