Inauguration of the gymnasium "Bataillon de Joinville" and the work of art "Rencontre" in the Urban Developement Zone of "Hauts de Joinville"

Inauguration of the gymnasium

Opened to associations and to schools depuis le mois de septembre dernier, since last September, the gymnasium « Le Bataillon de Joinville » was inaugurated on Saturday, November 24th in the presence of Olivier Dosne, mayor of Joinville-le-Pont, Michel Destouches, deputy mayor in charge of Sports, Jean-Jacques Gressier, deputy mayor in charge of the Town planning and of the Sustainable development, Philippe Plaza, managing director of Eiffage Immobilier, Nicolas Gravit, director of Eiffage Aménagement and Christian Favier, president of council Départemental of Val-de-Marne.

Endowed with a dojo of 100 square meters at the ground floor and with a ground of handball overhung by a forum of 200 place on the first floor, the gymnasium of "Bataillon de Joinville", of 3000 m ², represent the renewal of the sports equipments of the city, in the continuation of the dancing school Aurélie Dupont.

The construction of this new sports equipment joins in the program of the ZAC of the "Hauts de Joinville", operation of arrangement managed by Eiffage Aménagement. Introduced in 2008, this project has for ambition to re-revitalize and to rehabilitate a city-center in escheat as well as to develop Joinville-le-Pont towards a sustainable city.

This project of arrangement, respecting a specifications requiring regarding environmental standards, is practically finished with:

  • the creation of new housing (among which 10 % of social housing) and of a student residence,
  • the creation of 5000 m ² of commercial areas,
  • of new public structures: besides the gymnasium, day-nurseries, a nursery assistants' relay and an urban park of 3000 m ² were created.


Joining this inauguration, the City hall revealed the work of the sculptor Benoît Luyckx which decorates from now on the new square of the City hall just next to the gymnasium. This work, named "Rencontre", was offered by Eiffage Aménagement, within the framework of the charter "1 building, 1 work" introduced by the french Ministry of Culture.