The dominant feature of any equestrian complex with the functional and architectural standpoint, is riding. Venue for training, competitions and master classes, where the rider and horse must show all that they can, of course, should give them that opportunity. Therefore, the design arena, too, should be a kind of dominant - in the minds of the owner of the complex and the head architect.
Manege KSK "Ekvitorus" it is an international experience, plus a fantasy author of the project, adapted to the territorial and climatic conditions of Moscow region. First of all, were taken dimensions training ground that would satisfy a well-known 60x20 feet, then height (11 meters in the ridge), heating, lighting and ventilation - natural and forced.
The area of the arena as a result amounted to 1,632 square meters. Because both are contained in the stable and could potentially reach more than 25 horses, the project was provided by 4-out with the minimum angle of the ramp (not more than 5 degrees). Two of them are on the street, two - in the passages stables. The valves are opened outside the gate.
Supporting structures such as arch with a span of 24 meters,they are set in increments of 6 m, made of laminated wood. For safety and comfort of the rider and horse riding school in bumpers are made inclined and with a height of 1,5 m to the ground does not accumulate along the walls, the bottom around the perimeter of the stretch special grooves.
It should be noted that all four entry and exit is also equipped with bumpers and recesses, which ensures complete isolation and, consequently, the working functionality training ground. In rim mounted automatic watering system and fire fighting.
Taking into account the fact that the Russian climatic conditions to illuminate the central field may be used only skylights in the sloping roof it was decided to make a further three series of energy-efficient lighting. To meet the maximum demands, and to natural light, the southern side of the arena glazed by 80%, and from the west and east of the light falls from above, so as not to spoil the vision the horses. For proper air circulation segments of window openings in the south opening to the outside.
While designing an indoor arena
stands and cafes
have not been bypassed. By international standards, the platform made from two sides at eye level, but many people enjoy watching the competition from the top, so in addition to the lower stands in the inner space of the arena was designed upper L-shaped gallery with seats and a cozy bar. Also for the convenience of guests and staff at the second tier are equipped with restrooms and locker rooms.
Heating arena - central to the autonomous regulation of temperature. To ensure optimum air temperature (8-13 degrees), was made a careful calculation of pipe diameter and depth of their inception. All heating of communication, it was decided to place under the stands to take the most useless space and, of course, do not spoil the overall aesthetic impression.