For several years now, we have been seeing growth in the construction of athletics halls that compete with traditional outdoor stadiums, the French Athletics Federation having understood the interest of these new infrastructures.   Athletics halls, ideal solutions for competitions Fully covered and temperate if necessary, athletics halls make it possible to organise competitions in a...

There’s a reason behind timber being used in almost all SMC2 constructions! There are many advantages to this increasingly sought after, noble and eco-responsible material. Today, timber is an essential building material which is found in all sectors. Brief focus on the timber construction trend and its advantages.   Timber construction is gaining momentum in France Whereas just a few ye...

A new center for Berlin street ballers has sprung up in Prenzlauer Berg: On June 21, the new basketball grounds in the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sports Park were opened. Highlight of the facility is the covered main court under an outdoor hall by SMC2, which can be used in wind and weather.   All in all, three “Full Court” basketball fields with six modern, height-adjustable basket faciliti...

SMC2 is putting the finishing touches to the new state of the art four court tennis centre (70m long x 38m wide) at Nottingham Trent University(NTU).  NTU is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK with three separate campuses. The university is also cited as being one of the most environmentally friendly universities in Europe – the recent multi-million pound upgrades at its Cl...

Miramas (Bouches du Rhône department) is home to the project backed by the French Athletics Federation involving a 15,000 m2 sports complex with a seating capacity of 5,500 to 7,500. This stadium will host international athletics competitions and other sports events including handball, basketball, boxing and judo. It will also be a daily training venue for professional and school athletes, as well...

Renowned for its expertise in innovative envelopes such as composite membranes, SMC2 is proud to announce its participation in two major projects: manufacturing a roof and facade textile covering for a 15,000 m² world-class sports complex in Miramas, and installing composite membrane roofing for all 8 protected courts at Europe’s biggest tennis academy in the Sophia Antipolis Technology Park. &...

The City of Lagrave (Tarn) has chosen SMC2 to build a 1,150 m² gym. Thanks to its innovative construction principle, SMC2 is able to deliver economical buildings that are environmentally friendly, both during construction and when in operation. The gym was inaugurated on Saturday, 11th October 2014, with Thierry Braillard, Minister of State for Sport, in attendance.     The Lagrave g...

SMC2 designs the first futsal complex with a fabric membrane   A world-class sports centre was inaugurated in Manosque last week. The complex includes four indoor five-a-side football pitches and three padel courts as well as a restaurant, a lounge bar, and a business area. This complex is the first of its kind to have been designed with a fabric cover solution.   A distincti...

On Saturday 19 January 2013, Jean Gachassin, President of the French Tennis Federation, inaugurated Istres’ René Davini sports complex, which features four indoor tennis courts designed and built by SMC2.   Istres’ 3,000 m² René Davini sports complex features four indoor clay tennis courts, several squash courts and a club house. SMC2 and the architect, Mr Rill, were chosen to design an...