Anchored to its concrete pedestal, the new Nautical Centre in Nant is a light construction composed of two autonomous structures. The first one with an opalescent roof houses the second one composed of three self-supporting volumes. It includes many programmes as a leisure centre with nautical activities, the Vully Lifesaving Society, as well as public sanitation facilities of the Nant beach.
The structure and wall cladding are made of raw spruce (swiss wood label), interior partitions in three-plywood and frames in glued laminated wood. All the elements are untreated, wood can age and acquire a patina over time, giving a natural protection.
For simplicity and speed of execution, all the elements have been prefabricated in carpenter workshop and assembled on site. The roof, thanks to its properties, amplifies and diffuses natural light inside, reducing the use of artificial light during the day.