Guinée*Potin Architectes have created a curious new shelter for a new game in France. Designed for a public festival in Nantes, the venue for a new sport called "footcheball" has metal fencing on one side, and thatch on the other. Click through the images to see more of the shelter and learn the rules of this fascinating new game.
This unique “footcheball” venue was created as part of Voyage à Nantes, a street festival. This year’s theme was “playgrounds.” The venue consists of a prefab building with wooden paneling for bounce; one side is made from metal fencing for ventilation, while the other is thatched to provide protection against the sun. The reason the shelter is so narrow has to do with the rules of the game, which is a mix of football, table football and squash.
“Footcheball” involves two teams each made up of two to four players who must try to score as many goals as possible. They only have 10 minutes to kick the ball into one of two wooden boxes fixed to the end walls. The inspiration behind the building’s two faces comes from the architects’ two imaginary teams — FC Urbanch and FC Naturch — representing both nature and urban environments.
Photos by Martin Argyroglo