French government office Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance – the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance (INSEP) – has seen a renovation of several spaces within its 28-hectare Paris campus, in partnership with Adidas. Carried out by Ubalt Architectes and Ubi Bene, the project entailed the refurbishment of locker rooms, a living space, corridors and a meeting area. It was completed to better assist INSEP’s 800 resident high-performance athletes and visitors alike in their daily lives.
‘The purpose of this renovation was to design sustainable and functional infrastructures,’ explains a spokesperson for Ubalt Architectes. Graphic and raw material elements were combined to create visually impactful interiors. INSEP and Adidas’ respective branding is retained throughout – blue being definitive of both the public institution and the retailer, the designers utilized it in each space, as well as clean stone and metal. Adidas’ iconic three stripes serve as a sort of wayfinding tool, snaking through the functional areas.