Europe’s largest indoor athletics facility realized
Europe’s largest indoor athletics facility opened in Miramas, southern France, in October 2020 after four years of construction. A stunning 10,000 m2 tensile fabric roof tops the structure. Commissioned by the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area, the project was designed and developed by the French architectural agency Chabanne & Rill and engineering consultancy Valéry Calvi. SMC2, the company responsible for construction of the roof frame and building envelopes, built the frame consisting of a three-dimensional lattice of glued laminated timber and galvanized steel. The construction has a total span of 80 m without a supporting column in the spaces.