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Sunny Gymnasium

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Lyon, France
Year completed
2012
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Description


“Projects grow out of their site” is the credo – or even a doxa – of Christian Charignon, founder of the Tekhnê architectural firm. This is proven by the gymnasium in Saint Martin en Haut in the Lyon area – an imposing box, 45 m long by 25 m wide and 10 m high. The scheme meets the daring challenge of integrating this facility very discreetly into a small rural town in the Monts du Lyonnais hills: how could such a giant be merged into its site? Viewed from above, set into the natural slope, it disappears under its plant-covered roof, leaving views open onto the extensive hill landscape. When viewed from below, one single elevation is visible, entirely in wood and glass, without any monumentality, facing onto the secondary school forecourt.

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