Supported by Nike, the renovation project for Kylian Mbappé’s first football pitch is the core of a widespread initiative engaging the local community in the outskirts of Paris.
A renewed public playing field is given back to the city as an energy container: an arena for self-expression by the means of genuine sport culture. Led by Yard Agency, the project was designed by architecture office Laisné Roussel together and set designer Midori Hasuike.
A new equipment for the local community
The soccer pitch is a project extending the sport court both physically and socially.
Starting from the field, a consistent visual treatment expands to the surrounding space creating a visual identity that goes beyond the particular architectural intervention. The abstract camouflage visible from the street leads to the arena, as an invitation to be experienced from the inside.
The former asphalt plot is transformed into a permeable box. The three-dimensional feature makes it recognizable from the street, generating curiosity and providing a landmark in the sub-urban landscape.
A translucent fabric provides sense of enclosure, as in a hyperlocal arena. The iconic feature is enhanced by the extensive use of an abstract camouflage pattern.
Green being the color of Bondy city, the camouflage recalls the concepts of challenge and confrontation, while the use of different shades of the same color refers to social multiplicity. Source by laisné roussel.
- Location: 3 Chemin du Petit Pont – Bondy (93), France
- Architect: laisné roussel
- Set Designer: Midori Hasuike
- Project Team: Dimitri Roussel, Vânia Leandro, Etienne Gobin
- Sponsors: Nike, Yard Agency
- Delivered: September 2017
- Images: Giaime Meloni, Midori Hasuike, Courtesy of laisné roussel
Article by Marco Rinaldi