Herzog & de Meuron's Brazil gym
Architect designs building for school in Natal with roof built using regional materials
Herzog & de Meuron has drawn up plans for a gymnasium at the School of Dinarte Martiz in Natal, Brazil.
The proposal includes a sequence of new buildings which create a new community centre centred around a sports field. There is seating for 350 people, as well as multipurpose and service rooms.
All of the main elements of the building — the roof, the continuous floor and the single undulating wall — will be constructed with materials and techniques typical of the region.
The project, for Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora da Conceição, completes in 2013.