Ciboure, a small seaside resort on the Atlantic Ocean, formerly known for its fishing port, is today known for its gastronomy, its mountainous landscapes, its fine sandy beaches and the authenticity of its architectural heritage.
The city is at the initiative of a renovation project, directed by the V2S Architects agency in order to transform the former covered site of the tennis club into a multi-purpose hall, with the presence of additional services made available to associations (meeting rooms, reception services). This project was awarded by the Maison de l'Architecture de Bordeaux in the category "Transforming".
The metal framework constituting the base of the old building was preserved in the creation and layout of the wood-frame annexes that encircle the hall. The visibility of the access, from the east wing, is reinforced by an extension managing the reception area. This takes the form of a wooden canopy, housing programmatic "boxes". Their thicknesses allow the square to be linked to the large central walkway, becoming the backbone of the project. The local wood frame offers an overhang that shelters the square and provides an opening to the outside through the crossing hall. This project is part of an eco-responsible approach in its construction, with the use of bio-sourced, dismountable and recyclable materials. The total surface of the project is 7150 m2 including a built surface of 930 m2.