Groupe-6 - Jeu de Paume, Equipment sport and culture Blois, France
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Jeu de Paume, Equipment sport and culture Blois, France

Groupe-6

Sport&Leisure / Completed
Groupe-6

In 2013, Groupe-6 is named as winner of the competition to design the future Equipment sport and culture in Blois, France. Inaugurated in September 2017, it hosts training and competitions matches, and concerts and events that punctuate the life of Blois. Redefining the entrance to the city, it sets the tone for the future eco-neighborhood, coming up with a remarkable and simple silhouette at a time.

Finding the right tone

With its nervous and incisive architecture, its identifiable envelope, its generous interior spaces, the Jeu de Paume Hall is a high-performance cultural and sport equipment, by its functionality as much as by its image. Its architecture contributes to its evidence and appropriation, with its apparent formal simplicity, its expression and its materials, which define the right tone for this public equipment which asserts itself as emblem of the new eco-district.

Composed of two large volumes (main hall and annexe), the Jeu de Paume is unitary, and affirms a contrast between exterior and interior: its angular and dynamic metallic envelope offers a resolutely contemporary image, skilfully interacting with its urban context. Its volumes, folded and nervous, recall the roofs of slates of the region, with the edges drawn and the colors changing. Requiring minimal maintenance, it is distinguished without being ostentatious. Inside, its warm and natural design is harmonized by the use of wood.

Informations

Client : AGGLOPOLYS, Communauté d’Agglomération de Blois
PMA : 3 vals Aménagement, société d’économie mixte, Blois
Project : construction of a multipurpose equipment sport and culture in Blois, France
Selection method : competition
Architect: Groupe-6 architect leader ; Focal Architecture, local architect
Team: ABAC engineering (structure, fluid, VRD, OPC), Etamine (HQE), Agence ON (light), MAS EA Consultants (scenography), APIA (acoustique)
Competition : 2013
Delivery : 2017
Net surface area : 9.500m² SDP
Construction costs : 17 M€ excl.VAT
Drawings : © Groupe-6
Photos : © Luc Boegly et Mathieu Ducros

Groupe-6
Founded in 1970 in Grenoble by six architects, Groupe-6 is a collective agency, which brings together ten associate architects in 2018 and a total of 150 employees. Its dynamic is driven by its ability to be interactive, cross-disciplinary, and versatile. Highly experienced at tackling complex projects, its work responds to the major challenges of contemporary society: education, science, workplaces, urban design, mobility, commerce, culture, healthcare, etc. The work of Groupe-6 includes some remarkable achievements, for example the Museum of Fine Arts and the Caserne de Bonne, in Grenoble, the Mechanics and Acoustics Labs (LMA) in Marseilles, and the Stadium of Bordeaux in partnership with Herzog & de Meuron. The firm is currently building hospitals in Strasbourg, and in Rennaz (Switzerland), the Cap 3000 shopping mall in Nice, the Schneider Electric Headquarters in Grenoble, the Normandy Business School (EM Normandie) in Le Havre and the JW Marriott Hotel in Bahrain.

Credits

 Blois
 AGGLOPOLYS, Communauté d’Agglomération de Blois
 06/2017
 9500
 21025292
 Groupe-6 architect leader ; Focal Architecture, local architect
 Team: ABAC engineering (structure, fluid, VRD, OPC), Etamine (HQE), Agence ON (light), MAS EA Consultants (scenography), APIA (acoustique)
 © Luc Boegly et Mathieu Ducros

Curriculum

Founded in 1970 in Grenoble by six architects, Groupe-6 is a collective agency, which brings together ten associate architects in 2018 and a total of 150 employees. Its dynamic is driven by its ability to be interactive, cross-disciplinary, and versatile. Highly experienced at tackling complex projects, its work responds to the major challenges of contemporary society: education, science, workplaces, urban design, mobility, commerce, culture, healthcare, etc. The work of Groupe-6 includes some remarkable achievements, for example the Museum of Fine Arts and the Caserne de Bonne, in Grenoble, the Mechanics and Acoustics Labs (LMA) in Marseilles, and the Stadium of Bordeaux in partnership with Herzog & de Meuron. The firm is currently building hospitals in Strasbourg, and in Rennaz (Switzerland), the Cap 3000 shopping mall in Nice, the Schneider Electric Headquarters in Grenoble, the Normandy Business School (EM Normandie) in Le Havre and the JW Marriott Hotel in Bahrain.

http://groupe-6.com/projet/jeu-de-paume/


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