The Paris Saint-Germain Training Center is located in a striking hilly area just outside Paris, in the heart of a remarkable, naturally landscaped setting. Set to become an emblematic site for international training, it embodies the Club’s values – team spirit and striving for excellence – with modern and ambitious architecture and a carefully-considered layout courtesy of Wilmotte & Associés.
Architecture and landscape
SET ON DIFFERENT PLATEAUX
Taking advantage of the natural slope of the land was a key element in the project’s design. The site is split into three different levels or plateaux, linked together by buildings, to follow the 30m incline. The plateaux 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 elegant, understated and functional, in order to fulfil the requirements of the athletes and staff. Light-filled and comfortable, they are designed to encourage communication between the different teams and disciplines.
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. Preserving this identity was one of the main aims of the architectural project undertaken by the Wilmotte & Associés agency.
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.