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Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

  • 00:00 - 27 September, 2011
Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture
Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    16 Rue Marceau, 37000 Tours, France
  • Architect

    Explorations Architecture
  • Design Team

    Explorations architecture + Integrale 4 engineers
  • Client

    City of Tours
  • Cost

    5m €
  • Area

    2700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

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

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Cite: "Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture" 27 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/171206/monconseil-sports-hall-explorations-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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