"An innovative design that offers great value for money."   Guilers, a town in Finistère with a population of around 8,500, has just acquired two buildings with canvas roofing, built by SMC2: a boulodrome (boules court) and an athletics hall. Pierre Ogor, the town's mayor, presents these two structures and their architectural features.   Why did you decide to build these two facilities...

If the 50s and 70s were the golden age of concrete buildings, today brutalist architecture is well and truly a thing of the past. Ever more surprising and innovative modern architecture proposes to forget closed spaces and open up buildings to their environment. Only one watchword for today's architecture: let the sunshine in!   INNOVATION AT THE SERVICE OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE Futuristic...

Communities and businesses that choose textile facade buildings get the advantages of light, aesthetic and environmentally friendly architecture. Currently acknowledged as a sustainable and environmentally friendly material, textile facades are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Let's take a look at these innovative facades and their characteristics.   WHAT’S A TEXTILE FACADE...

The playground we created for the city of Avignon was inaugurated on Sunday 22nd December.   During the end of year and school holiday season, many children and teenagers attended with their parents to be the first to test this brand new facility. And the least we can say is that they were enthusiastic !   A high playground suitable for all generations composed of cloud-shape...

Reinvented and modernised, playgrounds are now more than ever an essential part of urban fabric. Their construction and layout should therefore not be taken lightly: play is serious business!   THE ROLE OF PLAYGROUNDS IN THE URBAN FABRIC Installed in the parks and gardens of every town and village in France, playgrounds are children's territory. They are a place where the youngest childr...

WHAT IS PADEL? Padel is a racket sport that is played in doubles on a 20×10 metre court. Players are separated by a net and surrounded by glazed walls, 4 metres at the back of the court and 3 metres on the sides. The glazing always sends the ball back and allows players to send it back, which significantly increases effective playing time. Two winning sets are needed and points are counted in the...

"A COVERED STRUCTURE TO CREATE A NEW DYNAMIC",   Last June, the town of Mornant, located in the Rhône region of France, inaugurated a structure with two tennis courts built by SMC2. Its first indoor courts will allow the local club to grow as playing will be possible all year round. Renaud Pfeffer, the mayor of this town of over 5,000 inhabitants, looks back on the structure. Why d...

"WE WERE LOOKING FOR AN AESTHETIC STRUCTURE THAT WAS QUICK TO BUILD",   Since the month of June, Granville (50), a town of nearly 13,000 inhabitants, has had a new covered structure for two of its tennis courts. It chose the SMC2 concept for the modernity of its structure and its speed of construction. Roger Davy, the town’s councillor for sports, looks back on this investment. &nbsp...

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...