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From spring 2019, Val Thorens’ current sports centre will begin its transformation into a 4-season sports and cultural centre. The project’s iconic architecture and the multiple uses it will enable are a perfect reflection of Val Thorens’ identity. The roof, shaped almost to resemble a snowboard, will offer a generous multi-purpose space for modern activities.
The sports centre will be open throughout the season for all kinds of events: concerts, Christmas village, ice rink, open-air cinema... This flexibility works in tandem with the interior area between the aqua zone and the multi-purpose hall, which will also offer a wide range of possible activities.The building boasts generously sized areas. The central hall’s 360° window allows for especially spectacular views over the surrounding landscapes. This style of window will let the majority of the building’s projects enjoy significantly more natural light.Situated in the heart of Val Thorens, the project also aims to make it easier to get to and from the Place des Arolles and the bus station, the existing shopping centre, Rue Caron and Place Caron, as well as the new public area created alongside the ski runs.
Winter 2018/2019 three phases of building work to ensure the facilities remain accessible in winter:
May 2019 - November 2019: creation of a new aqua and well-being area in addition to the existing one, which will remain open in summer 2019.
May 2020 to November 2020: renovation of the entire central area, opening of the new aqua area in winter 2020.
May 2021 to October 2021: building work on the shopping centre area, installation of lifts, creation of a conference hub and Fun Park and building of a bus station.
The construction budget is 24 million euros before taxe.
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