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- Construction of an inter-municipal swimming pool.
- Our approach to architecture and planning takes the form of a global reflection, hinged around several themes such as respect for the site, the definition of uses, the search for thermal and acoustic comfort, water and energy management, minimal site pollution and reduction of waste and emissions. The interesting landscape qualities of the site proposed for the building of the sports complex reinforced our decision to adopt this kind of approach. In fact, we were keen to make the most of the natural gradient of the site and its orientation to ensure that the project could blend in harmoniously with its surroundings and make the most of the natural sunlight. By means of excavations and embankments (without evacuation of the soil from the site) it is possible to create a half-buried building. Thanks to this layout, the impact on the landscape is reduced : the visible part of our proposal only comes to a height of 4.5 m while the facades of a building with foundations level with the natural lie of the land would reach almost 10 m. The potential for energy-savings was the other advantage of this choice. This configuration better retains the heat (improved temperature gradient between the inside and the earth) and offers a natural peripheral light that penetrates right into the heart of the building.[...]
- Year of conception
- Intercommunale Sportissimo