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  7. Archery Center / Atelier Phileas

Archery Center / Atelier Phileas

  • 00:00 - 30 November, 2008
Archery Center / Atelier Phileas
Archery Center / Atelier Phileas

Archery Center / Atelier Phileas Archery Center / Atelier Phileas Archery Center / Atelier Phileas Archery Center / Atelier Phileas + 11

  • Architects

    Atelier Phileas (member of PLAN01)
  • Location

    Chennevières-sur-Marne, France
  • Client

    Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne
  • Program

    Archery hall, outside shooting field, offices, cloakrooms
  • Consultant

  • Budget

    1.5M Euro + tax (US $1.91M + tax)
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year


Text description provided by the architects. The archery centre of Chennevières-sur-Marne is located in an area of low density in a green setting.

For this reason, we choose to articulate our project around three majors axis:

- The treatment of the outdoor shooting field is completely part of the building:

Its implantation is justified by the need to orientate the outdoor shooting lanes and the targets, north. All the outdoor facilities and, for the most part, the vegetal knoll, are designed like a continuation of the building.

- The setting of the building in the middle of the trees and vegetation:

The construction disperse behind the trees, the natural aspect of the site is preserved.

The offices, glassed-in all story height, benefit of an exceptional surroundings and a privileged view in the trees.

- The design of a large frontage on the Champlain Avenue:

The whole, formed by offices and services, is designed like a line, slowly becoming a signal of the activities of the centre.

The spatial relations between the main three elements of the program are underlined by a play of transparency and the visual connections between the elements. These transparencies are put forward by the sobriety of the frontage, motivated by the budget but also by the sobriety of the sport installation it's self.

The outside envelopes are equally glassed-in or dressed with a smooth cladding.

The appearance of the interior of the sports hall is monochrome. The entire space is naturally lightened north by sheds on the roof.

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Cite: "Archery Center / Atelier Phileas" 30 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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