Auer Weber et Christophe Gulizzi Architecte : Arena du Pays d'Aix

In Aix-en-Provence (13), the new creation of the Auer Weber and Christophe Gulizzi Architects agencies is changing the landscape. Beautiful and majestic, it hosts the Arena du Pays d'Aix. Practice, to intimidate opposing teams!

One would think a gymnast, hidden behind the whirling of seven hoops of aluminum. Others may see a spaceship, capable of crossing epochs and dimensions in a snap. No matter what the project brings to the end ... The bottom line is that it is remarkable, impressive and offers visitors a unique experience. In this, its authors, the designers of the agencies Auer Weber and Christophe Gulizzi Architect, have perfectly fulfilled their mission.

Located in Aix-en-Provence, this masterful creation is home to the city's brand new Sports Palace. Intended to host shows and sports events, the construction can accommodate up to 8 500 supporters around the main stadium, when the secondary hall - located in its extension to the north - can host 1 000 2 000. Even more impressive, its facade, a real descriptive element. This one "Consists of aluminum strips arranged on top of each other and slightly offset according to the context: in the direction of the main square, the rings float horizontally much more pronounced than on the other side", detail the architects. What put the pressure on the team of the Aix University Handball Club, which has no choice but to offer performances at the height of the Arena where she has her residence!

Project title : Arena of the Pays d'Aix
City, Country: Aix-en-Provence (13)
Owner: Community of Aix, SPLA Pays d'Aix Territories
Mastery of work : Auer Weber and Christophe Gulizzi Architect (co-authors)
Area : 23 000 m2
Cost of works: 51 900 000 € HT
Calendar : Delivery September 2017

Photographs: Auer Weber / Aldo Moretti

The project is winner of the ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in Sport category

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site, by Auer Weber et by Christophe Gulizzi Architect

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  • Guest - Amir

    Amazing Project

    à Munich, Germany
  • Guest - Labidi

    Bravo for this masterpiece, innovative and brilliant design that is the pride of Aix.

  • Guest - CANET

    very original project with integration in the successful site l interior is very welcoming

    à Saint-Just, Marseille, France

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