L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura Building, Place d’Armes, TNA Architectes East France Architecture

L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura, France

17 November 2021

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L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole, Jura

Design: TNA Architectes

Location: L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, 21 Pl. Frédéric Barberousse, 39100 Dole, France

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura

Photos © Paul Kozlowski

L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole Building

TNA Architectes inaugurated with the Minister for Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, on Saturday October 16, the Espace Pierre Tallagrand, a new innovative and unique sports facility, located on Place d’Armes, in the heart of a city 18th century history in Dole, in the Jura.

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura

To develop the attractiveness of the city center, the city of Dole has opted for an original approach by taking the strong and dynamic part of bringing together in a single place, in the heart of the historic city of the 18 th century, large areas sports for schools and the public.

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura

A group of equipment, an omnisport event hall with bleachers, a double gymnasium, dance hall, climbing wall indoor and outdoor pools designed by TNA Architectes and in partnership with the Vinci Group.

The urban composition of Place Précipiano gives it a real richness due to the assembly of a perfectly regular shape (characteristic of the Places of Arms) counterbalanced by the interesting architectural diversity of its buildings of various profiles and eras. TNA’s project is part of this diversity, by offering a strong fourth facade, unitary, contemporary in its design, and respectful of heritage by its materiality since it is clad in a Burgundy stone in thick slabs.

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura

The building is designed around the principle of a clear and legible distribution of functions by distinct levels. This vertical stratification, distributed by a circulation core, around a fresco by Vasarely, which has been restored to its exact original place and dimension, right in the heart of the project, allows a good distinction between the different flows, without crossing at the – beyond the reception.

Four levels, four functions

Each level of the complex – ground floor, garden level, first floor and second floor – is assigned a function. The ground floor, on the same level as the square, is devoted to reception, with a large atrium opening onto the esplanade, very bright. All users of the equipment pass through there, regardless of their destination. It distributes all levels. It’s a bit of the equipment hub.

The garden level is the kingdom of the aquatic world, with two pool halls that can be either separated or joined together, and the Nordic pool, outside. Group and individual changing rooms with showers are dedicated to each of the halls, avoiding the crossing of different audiences.

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura

The first floor is reserved for “dry” sports.

It includes three gymnasiums, a dojo, a climbing hall … The organization of the many changing rooms is identical to that of the pools. Whether in a group or individually, you enter a cloakroom dedicated to the room you are going to, without crossing users of other rooms.

Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole sports centre building interior design

Finally, the top floor has a strong event dimension. On the one hand, it gives access to the stands of the honorary gymnasium; and on the other hand it includes a multipurpose room that can accommodate gym and yoga classes, but also receptions.

It has great assets to fulfill this mission, with its bay windows overlooking the gymnasium on one side and the Doubs on the other, as well as a large terrace. There is a final level, in the basement, invisible to users since it houses all the technical installations of the building.

Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura


The 70-meter-long double gymnasium allows the practice of ball and racket sports of all kinds.

The large competition hall is almost an exact copy of the original historic hall, with its 500 bleachers, the team of Dole handball and other ball sports competitions of all kinds.

Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole sports center building interior design


The 140 m2 dojo to allow martial arts practitioners to indulge in their discipline in the best conditions.

The seven-meter-high climbing wall. It is installed in a dedicated room, adjoining the double gymnasium. Like the latter, it has a wide opening that overlooks Place Barberousse.

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura


The Espace Pierre Talagrand offers a very nice aquatic offer: it offers no less than three covered pools, a Nordic pool, and finally, a splashpad.

This configuration makes it possible to accommodate three different audiences at the same time. For example, you can receive a school audience in the pool hall which includes a learning pool and a sports pool.

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura swimming pool

The latter is a regulatory 25m pool in which competitions can also be organized up to the national level.

Next to it, separated by bay windows, the “fun” hall welcomes a family audience, with a pool equipped with water jets and a splashpad area.

L'Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole outdoor swimming pool

The pool has an access ramp for people with reduced mobility, which is also very useful for lowering the equipment needed to lead aqua-bike sessions, aqua-gym.

The Nordic basin, meanwhile, is intended for swimmers. It is a 50 m long basin, with four water lines. It is located outside, but you enter it through an airlock inside the building and its water is heated to 27-28 ° C. It is perfect for training of accomplished swimmers, members of swim clubs. It is not a competition basin, which requires eight lanes and stands, which was not possible in Dole due to construction constraints and moreover, there are already some in Dijon and Besançon (France).

Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole swimming pool France

This configuration in three independent spaces is a big plus compared to the old one, which could only accommodate one audience at a time: each, coming to the Pierre Talagrand space, will therefore find a space dedicated to their aquatic practice. : sports, school, fun. However, we can, if necessary, connect and open all the pools to the same public at the same time, for example in summer. Modularity is total.

Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura, France building interior design


The air-conditioned sports hall and its 100 m2 terrace. More specifically intended for group classes in gymnastics, yoga, and pilates. It can also be used as a reception room. And to this end, it conceals many advantages. A picture window overlooks the honorary gymnasium. Another has a view of the Doubs, and even of Mont-Blanc, in good weather.

Finally, its terrace gives it a real cachet: it is ideal for organizing club evenings, post-match receptions, general meetings.

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L’Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole du Jura, France – Building Information

Client: Communauté d’Agglomération du Grand Dole
Line-up: ISC
Project manager: TNA Architectes and Serge Roux Architectes
Project supervision: Thierry Nabères and Elise Thullier
Development and implementation monitoring: Annabelle Deverge and Julia Morawiec
Surface: 9,600 m2
Cost of the works: € 25,000,000
Delivery: 2021
Bernard Verazzi / VINCI Facilities

V-Clip system stapled Burgundy limestone – Stone from Ampilly-le-Sec
Color changing prepainted sheet steel cladding – ST500 boards with standing seam profile (Arcelor Mittal)
Interior cladding:
o Acoustic with wooden slats in retified poplar, ecocertified PEFC-origin France
o Acoustics in wood wool on compacted rock wool – Purebel (Siniat) – 100% natural spruce wood wool,
PEFC certified-NATUREPLUS® environmental label
PVC coated stainless steel basins – Myrthapools technology
Splashpad water games – Vortex

Photographic credit © Paul Kozlowski
Drone photos © photoarchitecture.com

Espace Pierre-Talagrand, Dole sports center interior design

Phone: +33 3 39 27 01 74

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Location: 21 Pl. Frédéric Barberousse, 39100 Dole, Jura, France

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