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