For architects, this is a project perhaps more recognizable in plan than in photograph. The dazzling rhythmic complexity of the construction drawings for Barcelona’s Olympic Archery Range, completed in 1991, brought more fame to the 1992 Olympic event than any arrow shot from the buildings’ shadow.
Today, the training pavilion stands out of place against the backdrop of a soccer field, where it serves as a changing room for the players.
A few years ago its partner facility —the competition pavilion, which I visited in the summer of 2002— was disassembled to make room for an expansion of the city’s underground Metro. Google’s current satellite view of the site shows the prefabricated curved concrete panels of the competition pavilion lying inert on their sides as they await removal.