DJA Architects et Liliane Steckel : Salle d'escalade

Notice to climbing fans! In Minneapolis (USA), a colorful 44 000 sports complex has just opened under the leadership of DJA Architects and designer Liliane Steckel. Punctuated with geometric and abstract forms, the place has enough to awaken the climber who lies dormant in you.

For its third address, the Bouldering Project franchise, which offers climbers of all levels quality training rooms, has moved into the heart of Minneapolis, in a huge commercial area along the Mississippi River.
Designed by the agency DJA Architects on the model of the corrugated iron shed, like the surrounding buildings, the sports building has a free plan thanks to a metal frame of 8 meters range.


Inside, more than half of the surface - 22 000 square meters - is invaded by turquoise climbing blocks and their catch of all colors and shapes, from the most geometric to the most strange, imagined by the designer Liliane Steckel.
In the center of the building, a corridor and a technical strip including cloakrooms, sauna and reception area, whose walls have been decorated with a mural painted by the local artist group Impulse Creative, separate the shed transversely. The other part of the property, covered with a dark floor, is dedicated to fitness and cardio exercises.

After the effort ... the comfort! This, the duo of designers understands and has placed over the land a relaxation area fitted chairs in the shape of giant tops, turquoise booths and green beanbags.

A good-natured atmosphere with a school atmosphere.

To learn more, visit the DJA Architects website et of Lilianne Steckel

Photographs: Andrea Calo

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