TheSports Palace, located inanevolvingsite,must intervenestrategicallyin the futureurban contextof Seinewest program. The entrance stepsystemcreates a newtopography of the sitethat emphasizespublic accessand createsa new landmark in the city.
client La Crea, France architect Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris, France engineering Perrault Projets (architectural engineering), Khephren Engeniering (structure), Alto Ingénierie (fluids), RPO (economist), Jean-Paul Lamoureux (acoustic and lighting) location rue Lillebonne, 76000, Rouen, France site area 31 500 m² built area 17 000 m² forecourt area 11 000 m² (except public roads) planted area 1 600 m² beginning of conceptual design 2006 beginning of construction 2010 completion 2012
program The functions are very clearly distinguished. Sports areas are situated in the central part of the building, the reception space is in the south wing of the building along the Lillebonne Street and the administrative and s ervices areas in the north wing. There are two sports halls with flexible seating capacity for up to 6 000 and 864 people respectively. • main sports hall : 4 400 m² audience capacity 5 650 (for Basket ball configuration) maximum audience capacity 6 000 (for Boxing configuration) • sports annex : 2 400 m² secondary gym space, maximum audience capacity 864 • audience annex : 2 200 m² ticket office, shops, refreshment area, infirmary, etc. • annex to sporting facilities : 1 300 m² meeting rooms, changing rooms, antidoping room, infirmary and massage room, offices for trainers and referees • reception and media space : 2 800 m² • services : 470 m² • technical facilities : 1 400 m² mantainence and stock rooms • car park : 1 000 m² / 41 vehicles