Sports Center, Longvic
This sports center offers ideal training and competition conditions to local teams, to amateur sportsmen and women and to school pupils. With its games field and its half- sunken terraces, the project fits in harmoniously with a mixed urban surrounding in spite of its closely packed design. Both the anodized aluminum and the long facade modulated by subtle inflexions facilitate its insertion into its surroundings. The prism effect continues to the roof, which, with its extensive plant cover, becomes a fifth facade. Numerous transparent features give a view down into the heart of the complex. This allows passers-by to follow sporting events from outside, and conversely, it allows those inside to have a visual link with the exterior. Local materials — wood essentially — have been chosen for construction. The compactness of the volume is responsive to the wish to create a building with a high energy performance.
Opened in 2015, the Sports Center in Longvic is one of the first of now six projects by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten in France. A school in Broons in Brittany (2013-2015, Prix Architecture Bretagne 2016), Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art (ENSA) in Nancy (2013-2016), the Strasbourg Convention Centre (2013-2016) and another sports center in the urban expansion area Bon Lait in Lyon (2014-2016) were created almost at the same time. After winning a competition in 2015, the firm is currently constructing a school in Lamballe, Brittany.