PALAIS DES SPORTS BY DOMINIQUE PERRAULT



Dominique Perrault Architecture
Winner of the international architecture competition launched in 2006 for the achievement of a new Sports Palace in Rouen, Dominique Perrault inaugurates the new sports infrastructure.

Dominique Perrault Architecture

 

The inhabitants and sportsmen, professional and non-professional, had the chance to discover the Kindarena that will welcome in addition to the national and international events in many sports disciplines all kind of different events.

Dominique Perrault Architecture
The Sports Palace, located in an evolving site, must intervene strategicallyin the future urban context of Seine west program.
Dominique Perrault Architecture
The entrance step system creates a new topography of the site that emphasizes public access and creates a new landmark in the city. Behind the rectangular geometry of the Sports Palace’s roof, we discover a trapezoidal shape from the sky.

 

Dominique Perrault Architecture

 

The broad stairway invites to take over the Sports Palace. The roof repeats the language of the building’s base.

 

Dominique Perrault Architecture

 

The metallic shades of the framework’s contrast with the step positions giving the building an immaterial feeling, and surprising the spectator with its unexpected reflections.

 

Dominique Perrault Architecture

 

The functions are very clearly distinguished. Sports areas are situated in the central part of the building, the reception space is in the south wing of the building along the Lillebonne Street and the administrative and services areas in the north wing.

 

Dominique Perrault Architecture

 

There are two sports halls with flexible seating capacity for up to 6.000, main sports hall for Basket ball and Boxing configuration, and 864 people respectively.

 

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Location: Rouen, France

Architect: Dominique Perrault Architecture

Engineering: Perrault Projets (architectural engineering), Khephren

Structure: Alto Ingénierie (fluids), RPO (economist), Jean-Paul Lamoureux (acoustic and lighting)

Area: 31 500 m²

Built area: 17 000 m²

Design: 2006

Completion: 2012

Client: La Crea, France

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