It's straw yellow color allows for its integration into its environment. Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, used in facade also recalls bells made in Villedieu-les-Poêles. Finally, its structure is evocative, a function of the different points of view, the image of a cloister over the colonnades allows tourists to discover the wealth of Villedieu-les-Poêles between each post.
This is a presentation of know-how and craftsmanship.
This structure created by large openings cut into the "metal skin" reveals the wooden frame of the building. They form windows that reveal the interior space and in which objects are exposed. Lighting is designed to showcase the building at night.
A "readable" building
A signal, an invitation to its surroundings.
The timber frame of the building is widely visible: it dictates the rhythm of openings and interior partitions.
The brass skin creates a close, smooth volume. It has decorative motifs, which can be engraved, stamped or repoussés, referring to techniques used in brassware. These patterns will catch the light, highlighting the curves, giving life to the facade.
This project, through its contemporary architecture combined with traditional materials characteristic of the county, help to preserve traditions in a changing urban environment. The integration of the project among the existing built environment created a homogeneous and consistent whole.
Its green roof also contributes to the image of the city: preserving the natural environment.