The Paris Saint-Germain Training Center site is located in a striking hilly area just outside Paris, at the heart of a remarkable natural landscaped setting. Preserving this identity was one of the key aims of the architectural project undertaken by the Wilmotte & Associés agency.
Architecture and landscape
SET ON DIFFERENT PLATEAUX
Taking advantage of the natural slope of the land, the site will be split into different levels or plateaux. The spaces will be organised in such a way that they represent the upward path of a top-level athlete. The plateau reserved for Paris Saint-Germain’s professional footballers will be at the site’s highest point.
ELEGANT AND FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
The Paris Saint-Germain Training Center’s buildings are designed to be both elegant and functional, in order to fulfil the requirements of the athletes and staff and encourage communication between the different teams and disciplines. All of the buildings will blend subtly into the surrounding landscape.
RESPECTING THE SITE’S LANDSCAPE IDENTITY
Large expanses of greenery will prevail – buildings will cover less than 10% of the site’s total surface area – helping the Center to blend into the surrounding landscape. Inspired by the site’s plants and rural setting, the facilities will create visual perspectives that tie in with the omnipresent natural background.
We conceived our project as a park, where nature and the emblematic and elegant buildings would engage in a form of dialogue. It makes the most of the site’s features and setting to form, at the plot level, a piece of land with great ecological diversity, and to ensure, at the territorial level, visual and ecological continuity.