Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
TECHNICAL BUILDING IN LA FOUILLADE, France by V2S ARCHITECTES
September 17th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: V2S ARCHITECTES
The federation of municipalities of the county of Najacis rapidly expanding. Its new needs in terms of infrastructures required the expansion of its waste treatment centre.
To meet their needs, we have developed a project composed of two different parts. The first one aims at expanding and upgrading the waste treatment centre with the creation of a one-way, the installation of anti-fall devices and the materialization of the pedestrian zone.
The other one is the creation of a building which allows to stock waste collection material and to offer a resting space to the staff. Facing these purely technical specifications, we tried to demonstrate that architecture could be everywhere, whatever the scale and the nature of the project.
The new building is defined by simple volumes, which meet programmatic needs. Thus, a high volume composed of two spans connects the working spaces and a low volume joins the technical and resting parts. The gap between the two entities highlights the main access.
Shapes simplicity andmaterial sobriety are in harmony. Volumes are unified thanks to agolden grey metal casing. Their undulations causea change of colors depending on the luminosity. The projecthas been built on a dark grey base thatmarks the continuity of the asphalt floor and integratesall the openings.
The use of simple processes to provide natural light allows the creation ofluminous and pleasant interior spaces. Indeed, a siding made of translucent polycarbonate creates a diffuse light in the working areas and wide picture windows open resting spaces onto the exterior.
Through this project, we tried to prove that all the subjects and contexts deserve the same attention in terms of architectural conception.
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