“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...

We wanted an airy covered structure for a wide range of activities.   In early July, Pressins (38), a town of 1,160 inhabitants, inaugurated its school’s outdoor gym. The town opted for the Preosport® solution and is now enjoying a sports facility that can host a wide selection of activities.   How did the project begin? Our school, which has more than 160 pupils, didn’t hav...

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...

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 has built several Préosports in Corsica over the past few years. Education buildings department head for Corsica’s local government Guy Graziani tells us how important these sports facilities are.   Why did you decide to build this type of sports facility? Corsica’s local government is responsible for educational facilities and has a long-standing experience in building and mainta...

Tremplin Sport Formation is a private training organisation hosting a wide range of workshops and courses for companies and athletes. It owns several sports facilities including a Préosport since December 2014, and a gymnasium featuring a dual membrane facade recently completed by SMC2. Franck Volpi, who directs the organisation, tells us more about these two sports facilities.   Why di...

HAVING LOOKED AT A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS, WE DECIDED TO GO WITH A GLULAM FRAME WITH A DUAL-SKIN MEMBRANE ROOF   Saint-Germain-en-Laye’s two new covered tennis courts with their glulam frame and dual-skin membrane roof manufactured by SMC2, have been up and running now for a few months. William Petrovic, president of the Bel Air Tennis Club had the following comments to make regarding...

This concept is more innovative, modern, cheaper to maintain and comes at a lower cost than conventional solutions   After 11 months of construction work, the town of Trets (13) has a new gymnasium at its La Gardi sports complex. The facility features a textile roof by SMC2. Mayor Jean-Claude Feraud talks about the choices made for this brand-new facility.   Could you tell us...

“We wanted a concept that was both robust and good-looking”   A few months ago, SMC2 delivered the metal-textile roofing over four tennis courts at Porte des Lilas in Paris. Hugues Cavallin, chairman of the Paris Tennis League talks about the project.   Why did you decide to roof these four courts? The Paris Tennis League had four covered courts and five outdoor courts, four...