Bowling Pitch / Chartier/Dalix Architects

© Mathieu Janand

Architects: Chartier/Dalix Architects
Location: Meaux,
Client: City of Meaux
Engineering: EPDC, Ivry sur Seine (94)
General Contractor: Sylvamétal, (groupe Beaudin-chateauneuf) St Thibault des Vignes (77)
Project Area: 2,350 sqm
Budget: 2 M€ > 810 €/sqm
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Mathieu Janand

Built in the social neighborhood of «La Pierre Collinet» in Meaux, 50 km away from Paris the bowling pitch is located right between the city and the countryside. The project as been drawn by the impact of the limit, as it was involved or vanished.

site plan

The steel structure of the building is covered by corrugated iron and polycarbonate sheets which are splited in two horizontal parts, one that symbolize the sky with slight tones of clouds while the alternance of the colours of the bottom translates the variations of the landscape.

© Mathieu Janand

This two continuous overlayed ribbons slightly switch into a more inflected line to set the entrance of the bowling pitch.

© Mathieu Janand

Emphasizing the horizon line, the building seems to be blending in with the environment. The rounded angles and the verticals lines wear off the limits between the building and his surroundings.

Cite: "Bowling Pitch / Chartier/Dalix Architects" 25 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Mar 2015. <>