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Sports Ground


Construction of a sports ground

Commune de Saint-Paul-lès-Dax
OLGGA (Lead Architect)
Atelier Cambium (Associate Architect)
Design team
A+R Paysage (landscape architects), ITH (TCE), Calixte Tinard (site management), Sedes (sports engineering), Bilto Ortega (wayfinding)
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Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (40), France
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
2013 - 2017
BBC (low energy building)
Winner, 2019 Regional Architecture Prize (Prad’A) – XL Category

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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