Jesse Owens Covered Athletics Stadium

Contracting party: EURE General Council

  • Capacity for 1,000 spectators
  • 200 m athletics track– 6 lanes
  • Competition sports centre – 6 lanes + jumping pits
  • 110 m of covered tracks, hurdles and training jumping pits
  • 900 m2 warm-up room

9,117 M2 / COST OF WORKS: € 11.3 M EXCLUDING TAX / DELIVERY: 2009 

Standing against a thick, straight wall, and fixed into the site’s topography, the Athletics Stadium is covered by a fine sheet of folded metal. It boasts a minimalist and natural look and plays with shadows, light and movement, aesthetics, fun and functionality. Volumes are stretched out, fluid and light, positioned weightlessly on the site. The volumetry reveals an airy, expanded area, which is both visible from the exterior and from the interior.