Rabin Sports Hall

Kiryat Motzkin, Israel

Program: Basketball yard, gymnasium, dressing rooms
Client: Kiryat Motzkin Municipality
Area: 2,000 sqm
Status: Completed 2002

The sport center demonstrates an attempt to challenge its typical massive, closed and introvert appearance, by breaking down its volumetric characteristics into two-dimensional screens and creating a dynamic composition of an architectural event on a public plaza.

Situated in a Mediterranean costal town, the sport hall doesn’t shy away from confronting the bright light, the warm materials and rich colors abundant in the region. By posing the screen facades and using vivid colors against the light, a rich composition of shadows breaks the mass, making it lighter and more inviting.