INDOOR BASKETBALL STADIUM
AVSRC COMPLEX, NEW CREATION, AUROVILLE
Area: 1490 sqm
Location: New Creation, Auroville
Type: Public - Sports facility
For the 50th Anniversary of Auroville there was some development to be done in the sports complex at New Creation. The clients, AVSRC (Auroville sports resource center) wanted to cover the existing basketball court with a structure to convert it into an all-weather multipurpose indoor stadium. The main concern while designing the structure was the budget constraint and the cyclonic winds which the site was prone to. This leads us to come up with this aerodynamic asymmetric arch-shaped structure giving sufficient protection from the South-Eastern high-speed winds. Simply curved trusses placed along the longer side of the basketball court form the main structure with another set of trusses connecting the mainframes to form a space frame, this connection of trusses is placed on metal I-sections rising from the ground, corrugated metal sheet is used for roofing and for additional light there's provision of skylights in the roof. For storing the equipment and other material there are 5 store rooms and 2 locker rooms for the players below the steps used as spectator stands. There are 4 entrances to the stadium for guests and spectators, 1 entrance for players and 2 emergency exit. The covered space opposite to the stands will be used as a space for gymnastics.