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Gymnasium - La Fare les Oliviers - Région Provence, France

Fabrice Giraud Architecte

During the ancient period, the practice of sport was an inseparable part of the education of the Greeks and Romans Juvénal Roman poet, will indicate in his «mens sana in corpore sano», the cultural recuperation on the part of Rome, of the Greek precepts of the accomplishment of man through the sporting disciplines of the time.

The virtues of the sports disciplines integrating the notions of self-giving, sharing, altruism, humility,respect for the 'Other', are regularly highlighted by the main media channels. Sport remains socially, a means of channeling energies, managing solidarity, being entertained for dreaming of maybe one day, becoming a high-level sportsman.

A gymnasium must now be an architectural gesture that includes a spatial adaptation tailored to the needs of the community. The building, must be integrated with a site while possessing an architectural ‘‘debanalisation’’. The geometry of the building is part of the existing topography and is inspired by it. As far as the cladding is concerned, a gilded copper cladding is installed using the traditional standing seam technique on a wooden frame. This material is an alloy of copper and aluminum. It comes from 100% of the recovery channels of these two materials. 

This choice is based on two criteria:

 - durability. Sustainability can also be expressed by the choice of a beautiful, solid, perennial weathering material. It is a question of choosing a material that knows how to age with nobility. 

- respond to environmental aspects. 

The architectural expression of this garment makes it possible to design facades by identifying architecturally, the dynamism of the social action of the municipality and the quality of the public service.

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Building

Owner: 
Commune de la Fare les Oliviers
Completion date: 
2016
Country: 
France
City: 
La Fare les Oliviers

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Roofs
Type of building: 
Sport, relaxation facilities
Copper used: 
Golden alloy
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Fabrice Giraud Architecte
Address & description: 
80 Rue Monte Cristo 13004 Marseille France

Copper contractors

Title: 
Dautremer, Gap

Awards

Season: 
2017

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