Calais Sporthall / RemingtonStyle

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Architects: RemingtonStyle – Pierre Frinault & David Jouquand
Location: Calais,
Project area: 1,600 sqm
Cost: 2 088 000 €HT
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

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The building is located in a renewed popular district in Calais, the Beau-Marais. Because of the existence of a lot of big housing buildings and the fact that the renewal lead the city to demolish some of them due to their bigness, the architects decided to create a folded façade to minimize the size of the sporthall. That way of modifying the scale of the building helped the transition between the popular district and a close and existing residential one. Indeed, the sporthall was an opportunity for the city of Calais to weave links between those two different districts.

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The façade is build with a repetitive module of the same sized wooden panels. The dimension of the module is also used for windows on northern and eastern façades. There, the wooden panels is replaced with a glass sheet.

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Cite: "Calais Sporthall / RemingtonStyle" 13 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=118561>

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    Finally a sports complex with some weight tectonically speaking.

    Looks like it’s gonna last forever.

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