The Maison des Sports is located in the heart of the French town Talence. The sports university was designed by the architect´s office JL Faye. The architects wanted to give the building a modern look – inside and outside.
Striking features of the façade are the overhanging illuminated boxes where portraits of athletes from different sports are displayed. Around these boxes custom-fit stainless steel wire mesh from HAVER & BOECKER were installed.
The architects chose the stainless steel cladding with HAVER Architectural Mesh LARGO-NOVA 2034 for the exterior façade. The combination of round and flat wires gives the mesh type a very extensive appearance, which reflects light homogenously. With an open area of 58% the mesh also acts as effective sun shading for the premises behind it.
In total 1.471 m² of HAVER Architectural Mesh are used to clad the façade of the Maison des Sports.