Since the foundation of NOVA5 in 1994, the Danish architecture firm has mainly been known for specialising in social housing and schools, but lately the firm has taken on international and commercial projects as well as more projects involving sports. “I believe it was the obvious choice to move into the area of sports. We wanted to have a wider spectrum of clients, and in many ways it was a prolongation of what we’ve been doing so far. With the school reform a few years back, more PE and physical activity had to be integrated in the way we were building and renovating schools, so we’ve taken this experience we have gained over the last couple of years and used it to design sports facilities as well,” says Thomas Dahl, architect and partner at NOVA5.