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...

“A two-in-one sports facility for Luzech”   For more than a year, the town of Luzech (46) and its 2,000 inhabitants have been enjoying a covered sports hall including a multi-sports surface and a tennis court. The town’s major Gérard Alazard talks about the completed project. Why did you decide to build this sports facility? Our previous secondary and primary schools, with a respect...

In December 2016, Gagnac sur Garonne (31), a town of some 3,000 inhabitants, inaugurated ASTRIA, a Preosport housing a multisports area and a bowls pitch. Patrick Bergougnoux, the municipal councillor in charge of finance and project prime contractor, talks about this investment meeting a number of requirements.   How did the project begin? Because the town did not have a gym, we had b...

The town of Chavenay in the Yvelines department has built indoor tennis courts plus a judo and dance hall. Completed about a year ago, this sports facility is giving a new lease of life to the town’s sporting life, according to Siegfried Jahn, deputy mayor in charge of works.   What made you build this sports facility? The existing sports hall was the former girls’ school: so it goes w...

CONSTRUCTION OF A COVERED FOOTBALL PITCH FOR GÖTTINGEN UNIVERSITY (GERMANY)   In 2016, SMC2 built a 2132 sqm covered football pitch for Göttingen University in Germany. The University Sport Department wanted a covered area for football playing which would be accessible all year round and whatever the weather would be.   The University priority was to make an aesthetic buildin...

For the past 9 months, players at Caen’s Malherbe stadium have been enjoying an indoor training facility featuring a 2,500 m2 wood frame structure with a tensile fabric roof. Interview with Cyriaque Mauduit, sports facility manager at the City of Caen’s municipal sports directorate.   How did the project begin? Following the World Equestrian Games in 2014, the Ornano facility was Caen’s m...

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...