Training centre by Chartier-Corbasson

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Training center by chartier-corbasson

French architects Chartier-Carbasson have designed a football training centre in Amiens, France, with a sloping turf roof that merges with the adjacent field.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

The centre's ground floor houses changing rooms, a sports hall and medical facilities with accommodation and offices above.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

The neighbouring River Selle and the surrounding greenery can be viewed from the building's terraces and glazed training rooms.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

Here's some more information from the architects:


The setting up of a training center has opened up a dialogue between domesticated nature, artificially represented by football pitches, and 
the untamed greenery on the banks of the River Selle.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

The project is divided into two parts housed on two storeys.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

On the first floor there is accommodation for the trainees, offices and training spaces.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

On the ground floor there are dressing rooms, a medical unit, services, and spacious activity halls.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

The siting of the project on its plot has led us to design a building with two facades, with the riverside elevation being used for inward-looking features.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

The pitch-side elevation is an exercise in continuity: the cloak of turf is folded and curved to cover the building.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

The ground floor walls are mainly glazed to ensure that the greenery outside is clearly visible from inside.

Training center by chartier-corbasson

Amiens
2009
Architects : Chartier – Corbasson
Client : Amiens Métropole
Net surface : 1 900m² SHON
Budget : 3,2 M€ HT
Program: Accomodation for 45 players, dressing rooms, classrooms, training halls catering

Training center by chartier-corbasson


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Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 4:22 pm by Joe Mills. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Atal

    But why build a training centre for French footballers? They go on strike when ask to train!

  • http://www.dailygrommet.com Tori

    Brilliant! This lawn/rooftop turns an ordinary building into an organic hideaway.

  • Josh V

    Beautiful on the outside, hideous on the inside. I can see the intent is to highlight the green, but does the interior really need to be untreated concrete with aluminum furniture? How drab.

  • http://www.home-theater-design-concepts.com Glen

    Nice clean lines and I love the way the landscape approaches the structure. Definitely a unique training facility.

  • Phil Hill

    nice building, but should have come a little earlier!

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    The ground floor walls are mainly glazed to ensure that the greenery outside is clearly visible from inside.

  • http://www.mmflouter.blogspot.com Michael

    The picture on the mainpage made me think of Therme Vals by Zumthor. That thought faded away rapidly though after clicking ‘read more…’

    I like the front, it’s great to see the synergy between the building and the field and the way how they become one. Don’t know what to say about the back… I guess the backside is designed with the main focus on the experience spectating the (untamed) world outside from within the building rather than the appeal of the building as seen from outside.

    Anyway great usage of the context and I would love to kick some ball there!

  • hacedeca

    A modern Vauban fortress.

  • Robert

    I wonder what it will look like when the mandatory safety rails come up?

  • Amna Hassan

    Great integrated design with nature that is shown through the combination of both the artificial and the untamed nature .The sloping rooftop is adding a dynamic touch to the building and the glazing system ensures that the greenery outside is clearly visible from inside.