FOCUS ON THE POLLIONNAY CLIMBING CENTRE
SMC2 has built a 400 m² glulam timber frame sports facility dedicated to rock climbing for the town of Pollionnay in the French department of the Rhône (69). Find out about this project in detail!
330 m² rock climbing hall
The Pollionnay climbing centre has two distinct climbing areas:
– A 25m x 9m hall equipped with 5 metre-high blocks and a large floor cushion that allows climbing devotees to practice free climbing without protective equipment. The hall is capable of hosting regional climbing federation competitions.
– A 13m x 7m advanced skills hall featuring an 8 metre-high wall for rope climbing. The facility’s boiler room, storage space and offices are also housed in this section.
The complex features a relaxation area as well as changing rooms and wash rooms that occupy a total area of 80m². An exterior tensile fabric awning was installed to give hikers and mountain bikers a sheltered and shaded place to picnic and relax.
Structural Wood Frame Design
The building features a glulam timber roof, full-height walls and wooden roof grid. The exterior features plywood cladding and external metal ironmongery and flashing, for rain proofing.
While the entire project took 5 months to complete, SMC2’s structure was completed in just 2 months (structural timber frame) plus 1 week for the tensile fabric awning.