Arena Aix / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte

Arena Aix / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte

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  • Scenography : KANJU
  • Audiovisual : Solos 3
  • Structure : CTE
  • Allamanno : VRD
  • INEO : CFA
  • AIXMA : plumbing
  • TECH3S : SOL SPORTIF
  • ISOLBAT : coisons doublages faux plafond
  • Client : SPLA Pays d’Aix Territoires
  • Facade Engineering : VS-A
  • Lead Firm : Fayat Bâtiment
  • Country : France
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© Lisa Ricciotti

Text description provided by the architects. The Arena of Aix en Provence carries its own identity, represents a new gateway for the city, a powerful signal.
It instates plainly in this wide territory, providing and following a hill shape project.
It brings to light the site, offers its very essence. 

Arena Aix  / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte - Fence, Handrail
© Lisa Ricciotti

Sport has turned now into primary events and meaningful shows.
The symbol of a building intented to provide such events has to personify this concept. An Arena is a contemporary theater, a link between sport and culture.
In a delightful and emotional architecture spirit.

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© Aldo Amoretti

In that respect, the idea of a classic facade has desappeared, to reveal a stratification of superimposed and dynamics rings.

Arena Aix  / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte - Facade, Windows
© Lisa Ricciotti


This protective covering represents an alegory of mouvement and energy.
A praise of virtuosity, a conquest of the balance, searching for the perfect gestual.

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© Lisa Ricciotti
2nd Level Plan
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© Aldo Amoretti

This protective shell, made off aluminium strips, reflects the surrounded landscape, according to the mood of time.

Arena Aix  / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte - Windows
© Lisa Ricciotti


It merges into its surroundings, gently imposes its geometry and its status of Public Building, wide opened on an esplanade, a true public place.

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© Aldo Amoretti

Visible and with a marked identity, this is a real identification subject, an icon.
In the heart of a territorial arrangement, this functional, adaptable and scalable shell, will contribute, by its iconographic merit, to the radiances of Metropole Aix Marseille.

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Project location

Address:Chemin des Trois Pigeons CS 40470 13592 Aix-en-Provence, France

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Arena Aix / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi Architecte" 13 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/881458/arena-aix-christophe-gulizzi-architecte-plus-auer-weber> ISSN 0719-8884

© Lisa Ricciotti

法国艾克斯竞技场 / Christophe Gulizzi Architecte + Auer Weber

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