Football Training Center / Chartier – Corbasson

© Philippe Ruault, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Architect : Chartier – Corbasson
Client : Amiens Métropole
Net surface : 1 900m² SHON
Budget : 3,2 M€ HT
Program: Accomodation for 45 players, dressing rooms, classrooms, training halls catering
Year: 2009
Photographes: Philippe Ruault, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The setting up of a training center has opened up a dialogue between domesticated nature, artificially represented by football pitches, and the untamed greenery on the banks of the River Selle.

© Philippe Ruault, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The project is divided into two parts housed on two storeys. On the first floor there is accommodation for the trainees, offices and training spaces. On the ground floor there are dressing rooms, a medical unit, services, and spacious activity halls.

© Philippe Ruault, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The siting of the project on its plot has led us to design a building with two facades, with the riverside elevation being used for inward-looking features.

© Philippe Ruault, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The pitch-side elevation is an exercise in continuity: the cloak of turf is folded and curved to cover the building.
The ground floor walls are mainly glazed to ensure that the greenery outside is clearly visible from inside.

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Cite: "Football Training Center / Chartier – Corbasson" 30 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Sep 2014. <>


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      I’m not a football fan, but I’m a green roof one. I’m agree with you Pablo!

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    salut moi cest raymond j ai 16 ans suis dans un centre de formation au cameroun la ksa et j aimerais faire des tests dans votres centre s

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