Gymnase Henri Fogel / Christophe Rousselle architecte

Gymnase henri fogel / christophe rousselle architecte

This sporting facility forms a continuity with the architectural heritage already present on the site of the Saint Nazaire sports centre.

Made entirely of raw concrete, with large irregular plate glass windows, the gymnasium symbolises the desire to create generous volumes as a function of their internal use. Despite being an imposing project, it finds lightness in its canted walls and the thickness of the outer shell.

Gymnase henri fogel / christophe rousselle architecte

Two optical illusions have been created thanks to the variation of the roof tip and the repetition, between shade and light, of the posts that encircle the edifice.

Gymnase henri fogel / christophe rousselle architecte

A vegetalised roof has been added to create artificial relief, directly modelled in relation to its immediate context.

Gymnase henri fogel / christophe rousselle architecte

Inside, extensive terraced seating opens onto an exceptionally large playing surface that can accommodate two handball courts, with no load bearing element for more than 2,200 m² of wooden flooring. The roof, with its random perforations, lets natural light into all the playing areas.

Project Details:
Location: Saint-Nazaire, France
Area: 2750 sqm
Architects: Christophe Rousselle architecte

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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