The architectural form of the ice stadium in Lanškroun The final form of ice stadium in Lanškroun is the result of extensive consultations over a number of variants location of the building, above the layout, design and architectural design. The result is a building whose shape and even color are based on maximum simplicity so that it fits into the countryside outside the city and was a prominent feature of the whole area. Access to the stadium is secured parking around the circular lawn, in the middle which can be another sporting event. Mass compact layout of the house to the city inverted gable shorter side is highlighted propsáním arc arm to shield the facade. Silver metal facade is divided into horizontal rectangles, only at the protruding arc will be vertically positioned plates. The windows are designed to the building only to a limited extent, so that the sun unnecessarily neohřívalo interior hall. Therefore, it will provide lighting mainly northern belt window. The only part of the protruding rectangular building is accented entrance to the ice stadium, which is designed as a set-in front of a silver plate blue facade. The blue plate are located the main entrance door and window coffers. Behind the plate is hidden steel stairs that lead to the terrace above the entrance, where it is possible, regardless of traffic to enter the ice stadium restaurant upstairs. Above the terrace and over the entrance is on high poles created a shelter against the rain. The interior is the most important element of the structural system arming hall. It is designed as a steel structure with arched girders. Are crossed in order to create a fine network structure, a sort of reticulated vault with a very elegant joints. All segments are identical trusses, connected flange joints and painted with silver paint so strongly oppose a dark wooden formwork roof. After the short sides of the hall are created separate objects that lie on one side of technological background winter stadium and on the other hand, changing rooms, bathrooms and a restaurant with a terrace towards the ice. The restaurant is also equipped with a window for a panoramic view of the city. Also the interior is dominated by simple colors referring to natural coloring materials, ie steel gray, brownish-red wood, white walls and gray. The color scheme of the interior will create only two blue stripes on the terraces either side objects and then primarily white ice surface with the expected color logos of sponsors. I believe that users Halls Bessie Blue appreciate the simplicity and effectiveness of the arrangement of the interior and exterior appearance Stadium. (Thanks mainly include city management, lanškrounským hockey players and design of PPP especially Ing. Holancové, inženýrce main project.)
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