Glass blocks at Strasbourg Alsace Racing Club
The architect’s idea was for more than the average amount of natural light to penetrate into the building, making the inside feel similar to the outside, as the structure is dedicated to training and the footballers would be training
Philippe Proisy architect.
He designed a building in which the concrete structure
is reduced to a minimum, thereby making the architecture
seem lighter, and chose a product that creates an interplay
with the transparency and translucency of vertical surfaces.
The architecture is shaped like an eye, a symbol of recognition,
which can be seen clearly from the air.
The glass blocks were supplied in pre-fabricated panels
of all different sizes. The nearly 800 m² of glass block
panels follow the lines of the building, alternating between straight and rounded surfaces.
They were delivered to the worksite using a mobile crane,
which used two slings to lift each panel.