stands, hall and services
location: rambouillet, france
client: cheval français
design team: s. barclay – j.p. crousse
built surface: 545 m2
A large horizontal plane folds vertically to shelter the bleachers and a multifunctional hall, creating transparency and visual communication between these two entities. The folded plane is made in a laminated wooden structure. Various service facilities are located under the bleachers, built in reinforced concrete. The hall is conceived as a wide nave which receives the public between the horse races and for other activities off-season. Its double-height space and the lateral openings ensure the necessary natural ventilation to provide cooler air during the horse-race season, which takes place in summertime.