3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

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3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

This athletics track in Alicante by Spanish studio Subarquitectura has an alternative track that loops up over the roof of the changing room.

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

Athletes can stick to the flat, standard track or deviate over the little hill behind a bank of spectators.

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

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3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

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3D ATHLETICS TRACK
Elda, Alicante / SPAIN

Designing an athletic track could get you as bored as when you are running on it: curve, straight, curve, straight, again and again…

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

Perfectly standardized, sport architecture has become more universal than international style. Track length of 400 m, 36.5 m radius. 1.22 m each lane... just data, without any fissure to let your imagination soar.

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

We have added to the conventional track an alternative one, amateur and funny, raised and three-dimensional. It goes off on a tangent, covers the changing rooms and returns to the conventional track.

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

As new ways are available for athletes, spectators get involved in the sport activity, seated in-between this two tracks.

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

This is our tribute to all the sport pioneers that created new ways of performing that later others followed. Tom Burke, Dick Fosbury, Graeme Obree….

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura

Period of construction: 2009-2010
Architects: Subarquitectura ( Andrés Silanes, Fernando Valderrama & Carlos Bañón )

3D Athletics Track by Subarquitectura
Promotor: Ayuntamiento de Elda
Constructor: CYES

  • http://twitter.com/nofelix @nofelix

    fantastic. shows a real understanding of the joy of sport

  • http://www.facebook.com/gunnara Gunnar Ágústsson

    Well done. Just no better way to say it: well done!

  • http://twitter.com/ItsNicoTime @ItsNicoTime

    should make a new hill-climb – or add the travelator from gladiators – to the olympics as a recognised sport. viva la curves

  • GregGrimer

    Have a race where Usain Bolt runs up and down the hilly bit and everyone else runs along the flat. That would be fair.