Football Training Center

Via ArchDaily, by Nico Saieh:

Architect: Chartier – Corbasson
Location: France
Client: Amiens Métropole
Net surface: 1 900m² SHON
Budget: 3,2 M€ HT
Program: Accomodation for 45 players, dressing rooms, classrooms, training halls catering
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The setting up of a training center has opened up a dialogue between domesticated nature, artificially represented by football pitches, and the untamed greenery on the banks of the River Selle.

The project is divided into two parts housed on two storeys. On the first floor there is accommodation for the trainees, offices and training spaces. On the ground floor there are dressing rooms, a medical unit, services, and spacious activity halls.

The siting of the project on its plot has led us to design a building with two facades, with the riverside elevation being used for inward-looking features.

The pitch-side elevation is an exercise in continuity: the cloak of turf is folded and curved to cover the building. The ground floor walls are mainly glazed to ensure that the greenery outside is clearly visible from inside.

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