Project Description

1st prize competition for the conversion of the Hohenstaufenhalle into the EWS Arena Goeppingen [2007].

The German handball league club “Frisch Auf G√∂ppingen” received a capacity increase to 5,500 spectators with the conversion to the EWS Arena. The existing hall was extended at both ends; in the east by a generous foyer extension and in the west by an additional school and club sports hall. Both new components slide under the existing, very striking hall roof. New and old merge into a unity while at the same time emphasising each other’s own very strong creative power. The modern and contemporary new venue, the “EWS Arena”, is an important architectural and urban symbol for Goeppingen.