In Aix-en-Provence, the architect Christophe Gulizzi realized the Z5 Sports Complex - Zinedine Zidane. Social project for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods, the Z5 is mainly dedicated to the sport of soccer and offers seven golf, which covered three and a field for toddlers. This project low energy consumption consists of a central black concrete building and land covered by a galvanized steel framing.
First in a series of ten facilities that will emerge in the next five years, this project is a partnership of the local government of Aix-en-Provence and companies Adidas, Orange, Generali, BNP Paribas, Technogym.
The Z5 sports complex consists of a central building with 3,000 m2 on the ground floor an entrance hall, an Adidas shop, restaurant and function room. On the first floor, an area of 1,000 m2 houses a gym, two swimming pools, a steam room and a sauna. On the top floor is the administrative management, sports and a reception room medicine.
On this project, Christophe Gulizzi states:
"The organization of the plot reveals a specific scene set in a notion of evidence, from the axis of the access road, the main building, black concrete is the center of gravity, it occupies the parcel, as number 10 occupies the ground. space This device without aesthetic concession, participates in the common emotion, every child who comes must have eyes that shine and fall asleep at night with the feeling of having met his idol. The building is simple, radical and suggests a "initiation" prior to the sharing of emotions. "
Photographies: Lisa Ricciotti, Philippe Ruault, Luc Boegly, Christian Michel, Olivier Amsellem
For more information, visit the Christophe Gulizzi.