On 7th of July 2023, the new open-air hall on the grounds of the district school and the primary school Am Heidberg was ceremoniously opened. Now, it enriches the school grounds and offers the pupils a place where they can spend their break outside all year round, regardless of the weather! Under the roof made of textile membrane there is space for games, fun and exercise, but also for lessons in the fresh air or an event.
Not only the pupils, but also members of the SiB-Club e.V. benefit from the facility with a multifunctional sports floor. While the open-air hall is primarily available for school use in the mornings, the sports club based on site takes up courses and training sessions in the afternoons. This means, that the hall is well used all year round and takes pressure off the neighbouring school gymnasium.
The open-air hall was implemented by Schulbau Hamburg as client and consists of cross beams and purlins made of glued laminated timber and posts made of hot-galvanized steel. The roof covering was made of a textile membrane, which is translucent and thus enables natural lighting of the sports and exercise area. The membrane also has low thermal inertia, so that the material does not radiate any additional cold in winter and no additional heat in summer. The architecture therefore offers the greatest possible comfort for the users.
Further information about SMC2's open-air halls is available online at www.smc2-construction.co.uk. A seminar is also being planned in spring 2024 in cooperation with the Hamburger Sportbund e.V., where interested parties can find out more about the concept and construction method.