SVR-ARCHITECTS built the stand for the Hippodrome de Wallonie in Mons. The ‘extraordinary form’ of the building was an appropriate response to the various constraints of the brief and the surroundings.
On the one hand the stand had to be built alongside the finish line, where the ground is at its narrowest. This led to the building’s slender shape. On the other, the rear façade runs parallel to the property line. This means that the stand is skewed towards the track, giving spectators an optimal view, particularly of the last bend and the finish line.
- Client: FPECH (Fondation pour la Promotion de l’Elevage Chevalin en Hainaut)
- Completion date: 2003
- Location (street)/country: Ghlin (Route de Wallonie)/Belgium
- Status: Completed
- Floor area: 2.300 m²
- Type: Hippodrome
- Photography: Yvan Glavie