Gallery: Gigantic Bubbly Vitam’Parc Sports Center Pops Up in France

 
As the first leisure and well-being center in the area, the park created more than 300 jobs and will enable more than 600,000 visitors to enjoy their favorite activities in any kind of weather.

L35‘s main architectural goal was to design a set of shells that would enclose the different areas of the complex and fit organically within the landscape, despite the project’s large-scale dimensions. The architects called upon Reynaers to create an undulating, bubbly space that fits with the countryside’s typography. The structure features a frame made from wood and recycled aluminum, and it’s covered with a polymer called ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (aka ETFE).

ETFE is a plastic material that we’ve seen previously used in the Eden Project’s domes, but the Vitam’Parc is the first one to use the technology in France.

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