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Sports Ground

Saint-Paul-lès-Dax

Construction of a sports ground

Project owner
Commune de Saint-Paul-lès-Dax
Project manager
OLGGA (Lead Architect), Atelier Cambium (Associate Architect)
Project management team
A+R Paysage (landscape architects), ITH (TCE), Calixte Tinard (scheduling, construction management, and coordination), Sedes (sports engineering), Bilto Ortega (signage)
Image credits
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Location
Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (13), France
Programme
Construction of a sports ground
Surface area
1,550 m2 of indoor floor area and 89,000 m2 of outdoor space
Cost of the works
7 M€ pre-tax
Status
Delivered
Schedule
2013 -2017
Label
BBC
Award
Lauréat Prix Régional d’Architecture (Prad’A) 2019 - catégorie XL

With a slope of 7 metres from one end of the site to the other, the challenge of this project lay in how best to exploit this uneven topography. The stands are located on the western edge, and their upper portion provides ready access to spectators and to the club’s premises. They are erected in front of the main playing field. The further playing fields are situated on successive levels descending from west to east, as a series of “athletic terraces”.

This sports ground has three main focal points: the grandstands, the building that houses the changing rooms, and the surrounding  park, which contains a playground and a fitness path.

By absorbing the slope, the grandstands are directly accessible from two levels, one housing the changing rooms and the other, the lobby welcoming the spectators.

At the edge of the Landes Forest, the sports ground asserts a sober design that highlights the qualities of the surrounding landscape.

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