Text description provided by the architects. A New Gateway To The Town
The Janine Jambu sports centre is located in the southern quarter of the town of Bagneux. It forms part of a huge urban renewal scheme spearheaded by SEM 92, at the end of mail des Tertres, on land freed up by the re-routing of rue des Pichets, close to the boundary between the town of Bagneux and the town of Bourg-la-Reine, which runs along avenue de Montrouge.
The construction of this facility highlights a determination to revamp an entire neighbourhood, bearing the hallmarks of 1960s planning, by remodelling public spaces, demolishing a council block and retaining and rehabilitating the rest of the buildings. The space thus freed up is to be used to build new public facilities, such as the Janine Jambu sports centre.
Creating A Link Between The Park And The School, Between The Neighbourhood And The Rest Of The Town
The plot of land that was freed up for this facility is located at the corner formed by two streets, adjacent to François Mitterrand park to the West and the local school to the south. It is triangular in shape, covering around 2,600 square metres, and slopes by between two and eight metres from the north-west towards the south-east.
A Facility With Multiple Uses
In addition to its sports purpose, this new facility will also serve as meeting place for the town and gateway towards neighbouring municipalities.
It is designed to operate:
within the neighbourhood, in connection with the school across the road, as a venue for the pupils’ sports lessons.
at district and regional level. The sports centre is designated as a “showcase sports centre” suitable for hosting competitions (badminton, basketball and handball)