This project of construction of a sports hall takes place in a vast place resulting from the disqualification of old former rights of rail way. The site keeps the print and geometry. This project is part of this progressiv reconquest. First of all, the place is marked by a railway line which run alongside, in disbursed, the South limit of the site and bowed at the rupture of Niort and Rochefort line.
The presence of the sea is guessed more than imprinting the place. No major view toward the maritime horizon but punctually some visuel breakthroughs.
The project needs to integrate 2 principal wishes , to stay at the district scale and at the same time to be perfectly identified and to express a dynamic picture linked to universitary sports. To respond to these two ideas, the project suggest to adjust itself to the different limits that already exists. It curves and folds to offer to each part of the program the best implantation. In the North the dojo and circus arts room, in the south the musculation room and in the East, on the biggest part of the site, the collectif sport room.
The project is composed by three distinct entities gathered around the common hall. We decided to combine the strictly usefull volume to each entity with a soft shape that inroll into a continous mouvement and smoothly the whole program. The entry of the equipment opens to the North-West in direction of the actual sport hall. Its hollow position compared to the exterior cover allows in addition to waiting to cover, the protected bicycle parking.
The ribbon is uniformly treated with a solid or perforated ribbed steel cladding of krystal touch type. This material offers different advantages. Distant view, from the sea, the material melts the project in the general tonality of the site while keeping tonalities of reflects and variations according to the color of the sky.