Arena Nanterre, Paris accomplishment 2014—2016 investor Racing ARENA general contractor GTM, Vinci Construction France architect Atelier Christian de Portzamparc type of construction atypical constructions, external cladding, frame constructions type of building public project volume 8–9,9 mil €
The building is located close to the centre of Paris, in Nanterre, adjacent to La Défense, a modern district and it is going to be a rugby stadium. Racing Metro 92 is going to be its home team.
Arena Nanterre is planned to be a flexible, multi-functional building for 32.000 spectators at a single rugby match and up to 40.000 visitors of cultural events (concerts and the like). It is going to be the biggest covered multi-function building with a variable capacity in France. The stadium shall be equipped with a large-scale screen of 2.000 m2 and shall rank itself among the largest screens in the world.
The construction itself started in July 2014, the opening is planned for the end of 2016. Sipral shall commence its installation works in April 2015 and they are expected to be completed in January 2016.
Sipral is going to supply a double-skin envelope of the stadium at the level of the first to the fourth floor. The first part of the building envelope consists of metal lamellas including thermal insulation. The second part of the envelope placed before the metal cladding is called a shell – ecaille and creates external decorative envelope of the building. Shells are either all-glazed, combined (glass and a composite board), or non-transparent (only a composite board). The shells have their own bearing steel structure that goes through the first envelope and is anchored in a bearing reinforced-concrete skeleton. Sipral also supplies gutters with decorative cladding of composite panels located under the shells.