The gymnasium Regis Racine is situated in Drancy north east Paris. the program of this building includes: an indoor sports hall 22 meters long and 44 meters large, a dance hall, a space for local associations and dressing rooms for teams and referees. It was designed for pupils of schools and colleges of the city of Drancy area, local associations and sports clubs. The sport hall was optimized for basketball regional competitions.
The project was built in a complex and very enclosed residential area, 75% of the project boundary is situated in the limit of the site, therefore no openings on the facade are permitted, the gymnasium have been designed including this following constraints:
The building is 90 meters long and is divided into two parts :
Wood ,as the preferred material ,was used in three different ways in order to create a specific ambiance to each space:
Location: Drancy, FR
My Role: Main architect
Additional Credits: Project Team: Sébastien Muller (co-architect), BETOM Ingénierie (engineering), TEC Bois (wood engineering), Cap Terre (environmental engineering).
Photographs by Clément Guillaume
Photographs by Atelier Alexandre Dreyssé