Odense Ice Skating Arena

Ice skating stadium with design elements that contrast each other and with a cold-reflecting blanket to limit the energy consumation

Category

Culture

Location

Odense

Year

2003

Status

Completed

Size

7.000 m² + 521 m²

Client(s)

Municipality of Odense

Team

COWI A/S, Hedeselskabet, HME-ZITZ a/s

The ice skating stadium accommodates 3,000 spectators and is developed in connection to the existing stadium at the Odense Sports Centre. A entry foyer in glass and steel creates a link between the two facilities. Simple forms and vast planes illustrate the stadium’s distinctive sloping profile, which stems from the steel truss construction. The facades on the new building are clad in light concrete, black steel panels and fire engine red steel doors, which clearly contrast each other. The building incorporates a cold-reflecting blanket to limit the energy consumed for cooling of the stadium and the rink itself. The construction around the rink is designed to be thermally passive, which makes it easier to maintain the permanent freezing points in the rink’s substrate.

Contact
Lars Toksvig
+ 45 2720 0595
lt@plh.dk

In 2003 a VIP wing, with capacity for 400 standing or 200 seated guests was designed by PLH as a free-standing circular form, which is connected to the stadium by a glass corridor.