The SMC2 design concept provides an economic and ecological way to maintain a ‘temperate’ indoor playing environment regulated to 12°C – ideal for tennis. The thermal comfort of people playing in our ‘Temperate Tennis Halls’ is assured by combining single or double fabric membrane skins with strategically placed radiant gas heaters and a unique and exclusive system of air handling and dehumidificaion plant.
ZOOM : René Davini sports complex, Istres, designed and built by SMC2.
This sports complex has two features: The first one is the use of synthetic clay. This surface consists of a base layer, which is associated with a final layer of pounded brick. The court does not need watering, does not generate dust, which facilitates the maintenance of this confined area. In addition, the courts are covered with a translucent fabric membrane roof, providing optimal brightness during the day with no need for additional lighting.
The design of a temperate tennis hall associates the most demanding environmental standards with architectural design: a glue-laminate wood framework combined with a translucent fabric membrane cover.
Our fabric membrane covers are guaranteed 17 years. Their curved shapes, inspired by major world sporting facilities, are timeless.
The air treatment system and double skin cover enable thermal comfort to be ensured with no risk of condensation.
A temperate tennis hall is up to 50% more economical at the time of investment than a Tennis hall heated to 16°C.
Our optimised fabric membrane construction systems, combined with reasoned use of energy to maintain moderate temperature in the gymnasium, enable the creation of a structure with a very low environmental impact both at the time of investment and during use. We conduct a life cycle assessment on all our constructions to validate the environmental performance of our processes.
Building a temperate tennis hall is a sustainable action for the control of your budgets and the protection of our planet.
The walls are designed in collaboration with the architects to ensure perfect integration of the facility into its context and site with compositions using all kinds of wall facings: metal, wood, compound or mineral cladding… Fabric walls can be screen printed to customise the building and create a specific style.