BIG win for World Village of Women Sports design

DENMARK: The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in collaboration with AKT and Tyréns and Transsolar has taken first prize for the design of the World Village of Women Sports in Malmo, Sweden.

The first-of-its-kind complex will span 100,000 sq m and be a hub for research, education, and training for women athletes in the Malmo city centre.

BIG partner-in-charge Bjarke Ingels said the design was conceptualised based on the special requirements of women of all cultures and ages.

“Special attention has been given to provide the sports village with a feeling of intimacy and well-being often lacking in the more masculine, industrial-style sports complexes that are more like factories for physical exercise than temples for body and mind,” he said.

The complex will have a central hall that can accommodate professional football matches as well as concerts, conferences, exhibitions and flea markets and will be visible from all of the surrounding streets which will be plugged into the main sports hall and interior galleries of Kronprinsen, a landmark high-rise tower in Malmo.

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