Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

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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.

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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.

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Address: 16 Rue Marceau, 37000 Tours, France

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Cite: "Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture" 27 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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Monconseil 体育中心,以材料探索可持续设计 / Explorations Architecture

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