Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

© Michel Denancé

Architect: Explorations Architecture
Location: ,
Design team: Explorations architecture + Integrale 4 engineers
Client: City of Tours
Cost: 5m €
Project Area: 2700 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé

Explorations architecture has just completed the Monconseil sports hall in Tours, 150km southwest of Paris. This public building is exemplary of Explorations’ approach to sustainable design.

The project emphasis is on natural light, the innovative use of natural materials and renewable energy:
1.The northern facade is fully glazed in order to avoid the use of electrical lighting in the main hall.
2. The composite suspended timber/steel roof spans close to 50m to allow for future uses.
3. The southern facade is clad with a photovoltaic “brise-soleil” in order to reduce energy consumption from the grid.

© Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

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Cite: "Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture" 27 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • Cioara

    Nice blog!

  • betclic

    Monconseil Sports Hall is truly an architecture haven. Its interior is tremendous. The best part is its energy saving efficiency, comfortable seating for audience and environment friendly.