Sports Centres the french way


When buildings are purpose built for children, architects and designers can create the kind of magical places that will impress, inspire and thrill their most important clients.

This children’s sports centre, known as Le Ruban or ‘The Ribbon’, is located in Saint-Cloud, an inner city suburb of Paris.

Designed by Paris architects KOZ, the use of colour both inside and out ensures Le Ruban stands out in an otherwise subdued, residential area. The extravagant, acid colours are not just an aesthetic choice; the different colours are used to identify spaces and functions within the 1,600 square meters of building.


The cube shaped concrete structures that make up Le Ruban are united by the incredible pixelated glass facade. Truly stunning.


(Via the cool hunter)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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