Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud by KOZ Architectes

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud by KOZ Architectes, via ArchDaily. Photos by Stephan Lucas. This building, designed for children, is so well thought out it’s worth going to ArchDaily and reading the well-written and slightly franglais rationale.

Excerpts: “The building uses colour very openly and assertively, with a wide palette ranging from red to green, by way of yellow, pink and orange. These colours cover the façade in wide stripes. Inside, the same colours are systematically repeated, like stepping in an oversized graffti. A colour coding that helps you locate from the outside the areas created on the inside. A means of spatial orientation for young children. An echo to street culture codes for those who crawl on what is dubbed the coolest indoor climbing wall in France, or practice on the pop fencing rows below!… Over and above the pure functionality of the activities identified in the project, the architects placed great hope on the imagination and inventiveness of the occupants. That’s why all corridors, access ramps and passageways, are wide and spacious, up to 3 times the regulation size… KOZ is part of the “environmentally aware” generation. The openings in the roofs and the glass facades bring maximum natural lighting everywhere to limit electrical consumption. Concrete was chosen for the reasons mentioned above but the preference was for prefabricated concrete, generating less waste and spill. The tinted glass facades provide good protection against setting sun and long-lasting colour. And of course all hot water is solar heated.”

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes

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