Amalgamating a cow fighting ring and regional market hall in one squat, cylindrical timber structure results in a distinctive feature in the poetic, barren valley landscape of the canton of Valais. The ring-shaped arena and the adjoining market hall, fanning outwards from it, are the core of the complex. Located between them, a space underneath the spectator stands at the stadium accommodates all the ancillary facilities as well as the staircase to the terraces.

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Market hall with cow fighting ring, Raron, Switzerland
Open project competition 2015