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Tourism Office for Villedieu-les-Poêles, France

An "object" building - It is a simple volume, compact, easily identifiable from a distance.  The curved lines, inviting, refer to metal ribbons arranged and held in the space. The shift of these bands creates access and marks the entrance of the building.  Moreover, its shape is consistent with its function, it invites circulation, it is friendly, well-rounded and plays with light.

 

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.

Building "showcase"
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.

 

 

 

 

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Building

Owner: 
Communauté de communes de Villedieu-les-Poêles
Completion date: 
2014
Country: 
France
Zip code: 
50800
City: 
Villedieu-les-poêles
Street: 
Place des Costils

Categories

Applications: 
Facades/cassettes
Facades/fascia
Facades/panels
Type of building: 
Office buildings
Cultural
Copper used: 
Brass
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Michel GOURION
Address & description: 
La Rousselière, 50800 FLEURYTél : 02 33 91 85 85     

Copper contractors

Title: 
SA RAIMOND
Address & description: 
ZI BEAU SOLEIL 44450 ST JULIEN DE CONCELLES TÉL : 02 40 36 50 07 FAX : 02 40 36 51 98
Description: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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