remy marciano: the plain of sport
remy marciano: the plain of sport remy marciano: the plain of sport
mar 21, 2012

remy marciano: the plain of sport

‘the plain of sport’ by remy marciano, chateauneuf les martigues, france image © jean michel landecy

marseille-based firm marciano architecture has sent us images of ‘the plain of sport’ a facility located in chateauneuf les martigues, france. situated in a territory that is surrounded by traffic circles and shopping districts this structure creates a new local identity by bringing together three regional elements: industry, agriculture and economics.

the exterior development and arrangement of the parking lot and entrance square is an opportunity for visitors to interact with the open public spaces of nature and sport. the building’s interior distribution of various programs creates a pedestrian connection to the city center as the architecture weaves itself mimicking the rise and fall of the natural landscape. the concrete clad is made out of nearby recycled stones which shimmer in the sun. its detailed connections are hand crafted on-site which are reminiscent of a past craft culture.  

the interior is treated similar to the gray shell of the building strengthening the identity of the building. the main rooms of the facility are located on the north and south side. the offices and other administrative departments are located on the upper level. natural light floods the inner structure from the west glass facades which also have panoramic views of the agricultural landscape coated in straw and wood shavings.

parking lot image © jean michel landecy

entrance image © jean michel landecy

center court image © jean michel landecy

gymnasium image © jean michel landecy

exterior facade image © philippe ruault

exterior facade at dusk image © philippe ruault

surrounding agricultural field image © philippe ruault

administrative offices image © philippe ruault

material detail image © philippe ruault

ground floor plan


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