To develop the attractiveness of the city center, the city of Dole has opted for an original approach by taking the strong and dynamic part of bringing together in a single place, in the heart of the historic city of the 18 th century, large areas sports for schools and the public.
A group of equipment, an omnisport event hall with bleachers, a double gymnasium, dance hall, climbing wall indoor and outdoor pools designed by TNA Architectes and in partnership with the Vinci Group.
The urban composition of Place Précipiano gives it a real richness due to the assembly of a perfectly regular shape (characteristic of the Places of Arms) counterbalanced by the interesting architectural diversity of its buildings of various profiles and eras. TNA's project is part of this diversity, by offering a strong fourth facade, unitary, contemporary in its design, and respectful of heritage by its materiality since it is clad in a Burgundy stone in thick slabs.
The building is designed around the principle of a clear and legible distribution of functions by distinct levels. This vertical stratification, distributed by a circulation core, around a fresco by Vasarely, which has been restored to its exact original place and dimension, right in the heart of the project, allows a good distinction between the different flows, without crossing at the - beyond the reception.
Four levels, four functions
Each level of the complex - ground floor, garden level, first floor and second floor - is assigned a function...
The ground floor, on the same level as the square, is devoted to reception, with a large atrium opening onto the esplanade, very bright. All users of the equipment pass through there, regardless of their destination. It distributes all levels. It’s a bit of the equipment hub.
The garden level is the kingdom of the aquatic world, with two pool halls that can be either separated or joined together, and the Nordic pool, outside. Group and individual changing rooms with showers are dedicated to each of the halls, avoiding the crossing of different audiences.
The first floor is reserved for "dry" sports.
It includes three gymnasiums, a dojo, a climbing hall ... The organization of the many changing rooms is identical to that of the pools. Whether in a group or individually, you enter a cloakroom dedicated to the room you are going to, without crossing users of other rooms.
Finally, the top floor has a strong event dimension. On the one hand, it gives access to the stands of the honorary gymnasium; and on the other hand it includes a multipurpose room that can accommodate gym and yoga classes...but also receptions.
It has great assets to fulfill this mission, with its bay windows overlooking the gymnasium on one side and the Doubs on the other, as well as a large terrace ...
There is a final level, in the basement, invisible to users since it houses all the technical installations of the building.
The 70-meter-long double gymnasium ...
... which allows the practice of ball and racket sports of all kinds
The large competition hall ...
... almost exact copy of the original historic hall, with its 500 bleachers, the team of Dole handball and other ball sports competitions of all kinds
AQUATIC: THE BASINSkl
The Espace Pierre Talagrand offers a very nice aquatic offer: it offers no less than three covered pools, a Nordic pool, and finally, a splashpad.
This configuration makes it possible to accommodate three different audiences at the same time. For example, you can receive a school audience in the pool hall which includes a learning pool and a sports pool. The latter is a regulatory 25m pool in which competitions can also be organized up to the national level.
Next to it, separated by bay windows, the "fun" hall welcomes a family audience, with a pool equipped with water jets and a splashpad area.
The pool has an access ramp for people with reduced mobility, which is also very useful for lowering the equipment needed to lead aqua-bike sessions, aqua-gym ...
The Nordic basin, meanwhile, is intended for swimmers. It is a 50 m long basin, with four water lines. It is located outside, but you enter it through an airlock inside the building and its water is heated to 27-28 ° C. It is perfect for training of accomplished swimmers, members of swim clubs. It is not a competition basin, which requires eight lanes and stands, which was not possible in Dole due to construction constraints and moreover, there are already some in Dijon and Besançon (France) ...
This configuration in three independent spaces is a big plus compared to the old one, which could only accommodate one audience at a time: each, coming to the Pierre Talagrand space, will therefore find a space dedicated to their aquatic practice. : sports, school, fun ... However, we can, if necessary, connect and open all the pools to the same public at the same time, for example in summer ... Modularity is total.