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Gymnase Jean Gachet in Saint-Étienne, France by LiNk Architectes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: LiNk Architectes

Between city center and boulevard, the gymnasium is part of a global project of urban requalification.

The program imposes the creation of a void where sports activities (sports field and climbing wall) will take place. This vacuum imposed by the sporting uses draws from the outset the volumetric draft of the project which is summed up with a regular parallelepiped implanted along the boulevard. From this constraint, the project seeks to radiate beyond its own physical limits. The urban scale then becomes the means of punctuating the main volume and anchoring it in the site and in the city. It is through urban windows that the building directs, locates, and articulates this new urban project in the city. These windows are voluntarily out of scale, and are expressed by point stretches of the main volume. Focusing on existing urban and landscape events (garden, large Sequoia, crassier), they become a pretext for opening views and favoring natural light. The use of extruded aluminum on the façade contributes to the moderation of the building’s mass by means of changes in color, light, and volume perception.

Image Courtesy © Milène Servelle

  • Architects: LiNk Architectes [Ferret-Dutreuil (associated), GBA (économist), ITF (Energy), Rabeisen/Decare (structures)]
  • Project: Gymnase Jean Gachet
  • Location: Saint-Étienne, France
  • Photography: Milène Servelle
  • Client: EPA Saint-Étienne
  • Budget: 3900‘000 eus
  • Surface: 2470 m2
  • Competition: 2011
  • Completed: 2016

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145 Student Housing in Bordeaux, France by GARDERA-D Architecture

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: GARDERA-D Architecture

The project is located on the overall development program of the Bassins à Flots in Bordeaux, whose specifications were drawn up by the ANMA agency (Nicolas Michelin). The group concerned is coordinated by the architecture agency MATEO Arquitectura in Barcelona.

The program totals 145 rooms and combines a series of 9 duplex townhouses. The building exudes about 4452 m2 of floor space and is composed of two different estates oriented South-West / North-Est facing each other on both sides of a large landscaped slab cleared at the 2nd level.

Image Courtesy © GARDERA-D Architecture

  • Architects: GARDERA-D Architecture (Gardera Patrice)
  • Project: 145 Student Housing
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3d

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Campus SFR (SFR Headquarters) in Saint-Denis, France by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés 

The new head office for SFR will bring together some 8500 staff who are currently dispersed between 4 sites in the Paris area. The project is conceived as a campus, with offices, a conference centre, restaurants, a sports hall and fitness centre and numerous gardens.

The new 130,000 sq m SFR headquarters in the Landy-Pleyel ZAC (mixed development zone) boasts nearly 8,500 employee workstations.

Image Courtesy © Eric Sempé

  • Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
  • Project: Campus SFR (SFR Headquarters)
  • Location: Saint-Denis, France
  • Photography: Eric Sempé
  • Client: SFR
  • Developper: Vinci Immobilier Promotion
  • Technical Studies: SETEC Bâtiment
  • Technical studies (facades): EPP France
  • Lighting: Seul Soleil
  • Total Surface Area: 135, 000 square meters
  • Date of completion: 2013 (Phase 1), 2015 (phase 2)

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Media Library [Third-Place] in Thionville, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

This project has the ambition of becoming a new model for media libraries. The programme calls the functions of a media library into question, lending it the content of a ‘third place’ – a place where members of the public become actors in their own condition, a place for creation as well as reception. In association with the basic programme, the building includes areas for displays, creation, music studios, and a café-restaurant. To give meaning to this new programme, it seemed necessary to question the way in which a place of this kind is produced. The various activities in the programme blend into each other, creating a dynamic arrangement. The spatial principle is based on a non-hierarchical superposition of different systems.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos)
  • Project: Media Library [Third-Place]
  • Location: 1 place Malraux, 57100 Thionville, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons and David Romero-Uzeda
  • 3D Animation: Brooklyn Foundry
  • Architects assistants: Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Steve Letho Duclos
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: Solares Bauen
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro sound project
    • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Budget: 11 000 000€

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Art school ENSA Nancy in France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

The Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art, an art school in Nancy, forms the northern end of the new university campus ARTEM (ARt, TEchnology, Management), the largest new university complex in France, and occupies a central position between the city and the new campus premises. It accommodates all the facilities needed for the three educational fields of art, design and communication, such as studios, workshops and lecture halls, including the administration and spacious exhibition areas. Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and Zoméno Architects won the competition in November 2010.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten (Christian Zoméno)
  • Project: Art school ENSA Nancy
  • Location: F-54000 Nancy, 84 rue Blandan, France
  • Photography: Bruno Klomfar
  • Client: City of Nancy
  • Project management: Andreas Laimer (DUA) Dimitri Grzanka (AACZ)
  • Cost planning: H. Bessère, Toul
  • Acoustics: Venathec, Vandoevre-lès-Nancy
  • Capacity: 320 students
  • Gross Floor Area: 8,590 m²
  • Competition: 2010 / 1. Price
  • Construction: 2013-2016

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School Jean-Monnet Broons in Brittany, France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller and Colas Durand Architectes

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller 

The Jean Monnet secondary school for around 600 students lies north of Broons, a 3000-resident town in Brittany, and is considered one of the most important educational facilities in the region.

The design by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and the French firm CDA (Colas Durand Architectes) reflects the concept of a modern school. Light wood, robust exposed concrete, a fresh red color and lots of glass characterize the warm, open atmosphere of the interior. The natural and untreated materials also pay tribute to local building traditions. The reinforced concrete design of the ground floor features a Breton stone facade, while the two-story classroom section in a mixed timber and concrete construction is covered with strips of wood. The clear and structured spatial organization facilitates an ideal workflow.

Image Courtesy © Frédéric Baron

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller and Colas Durand Architectes
  • Project: School Jean-Monnet Broons
  • Location: F-22250 Broons, Brittany, France
  • Photography: Frédéric Baron
  • Client: Département des Côtes d’Armor
  • Project management: Ulrike Bale-Gabriel
  • Structural engineering: Espace Ingenierie, St. Brieux
  • Building services: Armor Ingenierie, Langueux
  • Sustainability: Act Environnement, Loos en Gohelle
  • Cost planning: M2C, Lamballe
  • Acoustics: Acoustibel, Chavagne
  • Capacity: 600 students
  • Gross Floor Area: 5,500 m²
  • Construction: 2013-2015

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Sports Centre Longvic in France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller & Sénéchal-Auclair

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller 

Just like the sport itself, structures built for sports are always signifiers of identity. Especially in such provincial communities as Longvic in the south of Dijon, sports clubs play an important role in social life. Here the architecture of sports facilities can contribute to the self-image of the community. Named after the French hand baller Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland, the new sports hall offers ideal training and tournament conditions to the teams of the regional handball and martial arts leagues as well as to popular sports teams and various schools.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller & Sénéchal-Auclair
  • Project: Sports Centre Longvic
  • Location: F-21604 Longvic, Route de Dijon, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: City of Longvic
  • Project management: Ulrike Bale-Gabriel
  • Structural engineering: Espace Ingenierie, St. Brieux
  • Building services: Armor Ingenierie, Langueux
  • Sustainability: Act Environnement, Loos en Gohelle
  • Cost planning: M2C, Lamballe
  • Acoustics: Acoustibel, Chavagne
  • Capacity: 550 users
  • Gross Floor Area: 2,780 m²
  • Construction: 2013-2015

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Kayak Club in Caen, France by Inessa Hansch architecte

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Metropolis Communication

Inessa Hansch worked on the project redevelopment of the public spaces and urban furniture of the point of the presqu’île de Caen (peninsula of Caen), where the Alexis-de-Tocqueville library, designed by OMA, has just been inaugurated. In conjunction with this project she also delivered a new space dedicated to boating activities.

Encircled by the Saint-Pierre basin, the maritime canal and the Victor-Hugo channel, the future Palais de Justice and the Alexis-de-Tocqueville library stand on the 11 hectares of a former wasteland at the far end of the Caen Peninsula.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Delvaux

  • Architects: Inessa Hansch architecte
  • Project: Kayak Club
  • Location: Presqu’île de Caen (peninsula), France
  • Photography: Maxime Delvaux
  • Client: City of Caen
  • Prime contractor: Inessa Hansch architect, Egis
  • Cost: €375,000 excluding VAT
  • Surface area: 432 m²
  • Calendar: delivered in 2016

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Innovative Companies Hotel in Anglet, France by Guiraud-Manenc Architectural SARL

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Guiraud-Manenc Architectural SARL 

Located on the Landes de Juzan campus in Anglet, the Activity Generator proposed by the Côte-Basque-Adour Agglomeration is a place where innovative young companies can be found, encouraging interdisciplinary cross-fertilization between academic research and industrial knowledge.

This business hotel is set in an urban wasteland, open on a wood and a protected estey in the heart of the Basque coast Adour. The building is a reflection of the dialogue between this landscaped site and the program.

Image Courtesy © Guiraud-Manenc Architectural SARL

  • Architects: Guiraud-Manenc Architectural SARL
  • Project: Innovative Companies Hotel
  • Location: Anglet 64, France
  • Client: Agglomératon Côte-Basque-Adour
  • Constructon economist: BETIKO
  • Landscaping: Trouillot & Hermel
  • Ergonome: Anteis
  • Structural and envelope consultants: TERRELL
  • HQE design ofce: AI environnement
  • HVAC fuids, electricity: Atlantc Map
  • VRD ofce: IMS
  • OPC : Rodolphe Guérin
  • Budget: building 2,820,000 € excluding taxes, special foundatons: 230,0000 € excl. Tax, VRD with
  • Area: 1,799 m2 SDP + 500 m2 of semi-buried parking (SHON RT: 1,238 m2)
  • Phase: competton winner in 2013, Delivery July 2016 opening of site April 2015

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Anglet South Coastline in France by Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage 

Meeting point between the high mountains of the Pyrenees and the Landes forest, the southern coast of Anglet combines exceptional geography in a premium urban situation.

It is the true gateway to the city from its chic neighbor Biarritz.

Nightime view on to the promenade beach, Image Courtesy © Arthur Péquin

  • Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
  • Project: Anglet South Coastline
  • Location: Anglet, France
  • Photography: Yohan Zerdoun and Arthur Péquin
  • Client: City of Anglet
  • Design team: Anouk Debarre Landscape Architect, Martin Duplantier Architect, Anton Yon Olano lighting designer
  • Enterprises executor:
    • DUBOS + EUROVIA – Structural works and installation furnitures
    • GUICHARD – Plantation lot
    • COREBA – lighting lot
    • HOURCADE – Framing lot
    • BOBION et JOANIE – Water works
  • Cost: 4 M€
  • Number of trees insert in a project:
    • Trees stems: 246 units
    • Shrubs: 1689 units
    • Annual and perennial grasses: 3605 units
  • Dimensional datum: 38 000 sqm
  • Crhonology: 2011 (Winner of the Design Competition) – 2013 (Completed works)

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