Musée national du Sport

Nice France 2014
Wilmotte & Associés - Musée national du Sport

Technical specifications

Client: Musée National du Sport


Project team

Agent: Vinci construction

Museography : Wilmotte & Associés, architect



3,300 m² (useable space), 2,200 m² of which are devoted to the permanent and temporary exhibitions



Indoor facilities designed and made on a general contracting basis for the national museum of sport as well as museography and scenography of the public spaces of reception, of the shop and of the exhibition rooms, including the furniture.


Presentation of the project

The Musée National du Sport has a worldwide unique collection of approximately 100 000 objects from the 16th century to nowadays, retracing the story of sport in France - be it individual or collective, professional or leisurely. Closed in 1997 in anticipation of the football world cup, the museum has been waiting nearly 15 years to display its collection in a space adapted to its scale.

Today, the Nice Stadium project is a unique opportunity to rebuild the sport museum in a space worthy of its collections and of its national and international influence. The Nice Stadium was created as an economical, touristic, cultural and leisure centre thanks to the association of different yet complementary functions: a 35 000 seating capacity, an important program of commercial and service spaces plus offices on 29 000 square meters, a 3 hectares green park and the national museum of sport (right next to the stadium and the shopping centre).

The Musée National du Sport must be conceived as an area operating autonomously. Yet, the connections with the stadium and the shopping centre must be taken into account for a tenfold increase visibility and a freer circulation of the publics within the whole site, particularly for the visitors arriving via public transportation and for the pedestrian link between the different entities.

The Musée National du Sport brings together the necessary functions to the creation of an effective and multipurpose cultural tool in constant relationship with the national and international sports news. There are three main parts: the reserve collection of the museum, the administrative offices and the spaces dedicated to the public.

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