a first step
The delivery of the Alexandra David Need municipal multi-purpose sports complex is the first phase of the reconstruction project for the Pierre Brossolette high school (delivery scheduled for 2021) and its multi-purpose gymnasium. Together, they will form the first complex of buildings in the new Gratte-Ciel district of Villeurbanne, which the agency has been developing since 2014 as an urban planner.
The block reads like a micro-town, made up of plunging elements, marked functions, but connected by a unique geometry. The size of the different buildings form a tiered ensemble that echoes the Skyscrapers of Villeurbanne. The materials of the facades of each entity are different, but all chosen for the longevity they offer: bricks, concrete and composite blocks (stamped concrete, double concrete wall insulated from the outside, Isovoile).
4 separate spaces
The municipal multipurpose sports complex, with a large room on the ground floor with a climbing wall, a semi-specialized room in SAP R/3 and an outdoor sports field, consists of three main materials. The base of the building which runs from the ground floor to the outdoor basketball court displays a prefabricated die-cast concrete cladding. Its monumentality is lessened by the presence of an expanded metal mesh which protects the south tympanum of the multi-purpose room on R + 3.
A tight-knit stainless steel net protects the west facade, protecting it from the balls of the outdoor area and secures access from the square. Two large sliding gates bearing that mesh can manage access to external staircase and entrance hall.
Constructed volumes on level R + 3 / R + 4 are coated with a standing seam pan in harmony with zinc roofs of the adjoining high school.
sport to watch
in the city
The large room of 50m x 32m has a minimum clear height of 8.30m.
To create a richer connexion with the street, it is boxed in by 1.40m so that the sidewalk of rue Francis de Pressensé lines up with the top of the bleachers and looks like the last row of the grandstand. Passers-by can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the grounds and watch sports activities through the large bay windows on the north facade.
Visitors can take a seat on the telescopic stand of the north facade without disrupting sports activities, and athletes can access the field from the locker rooms. The removable bleachers can be divided and easily handled. Once folded up, only the upper passage is preserved and allows the reception of standing spectators.
spacieuse vaulted room
on the roof
On a structure of prestressed concrete beams of 32 meter-long span, the small room is entirely glazed on its north and south gables. It is naturally lit and ventilated. On its domed roof, two extraction chimneys limit the use of the comfort ventilation in summer and mid-season by using natural ventilation.
Mostly glazed on the east and west sides, the room is equipped with a dance bar which privacy is provided by the metal mesh.
This 600m² room with a 9 meter-high vault offers plenty room for dancers. The vault is made up of a glulam arched timber frame. It is associated with a micro-perforated acoustic ceiling over its entire surface.
climbingand outdoor sport
The back of the large room is equipped with a prismic climbing surface. Its height is of 9m x 24m non-straight linear.
Its modeling ensures that there are no obstacles to double the projections of the wall while a curtain isolates it from the rest of the large room.
The outdoor sports field is accessible either from the internal circulation of the gymnasium or directly from the public space using the outdoor staircase. A net lined with a metal mesh both protects users and prevents the falling of balloons. This mesh envelops both the sports field, the adjoining planted terraces but also the external staircase, thus creating a very strong bond between the forecourt and the sports roof top.
Lead Architect: ANMA
Associate architect: AA Groupe
Sylvain Combaluzier, Jean-Pierre Buisson
Aimie Calvet, Edouard Danais, Karine Bergevin, Jean-Charles Bel, Axelle Loza, Guillaume Grange, Evangeline Stanislas
Bruno Isambert, Elise Marc
COMMISSIONED BY Ville de Villeurbanne
SURFACE Site 8 600 m², 3 110 m² SP
COST 6,1 M€ HT
ENVIRONEMENT RT 2012 + 20%,
option BEPOS, objectif bois 40 dm/m3
PHOTOGRAPHY ET VIDEO Cécile Septet