Located on an existing slab of 300 m2 and designed in consultation with future users, the building houses both a documentation and information center, designed as an open and flexible space, conducive to group work, and a practical room dedicated to circus arts and wrestling. Two antagonistic programs to cohabit within the same compact volume

Client : OGEC Saint-François
Floor area : 280 m²
Cost excluding VAT : €500,000
Status : Delivered
Year : 2016
Mission : BASIC + OPC
Mandatory architect : BRUT ARCHITECTES
BET Fluids : EMENDA
Acoustic BET : SYMBIANCE
Photo credits: Maxime Castric

Construction of Equipment Comprising a Documentation Center by BRUT Architects - Sheet2
©Maxime Castric

The documentation center, inserted in the background, takes advantage of the view of a clump of existing trees. A large southern frame opens onto a terrace and offers a space of appropriation and transition between interior and exterior. The practice room emerges on the forecourt, like a wooden monolith, creating a signal from the main entrance of the establishment.

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©Maxime Castric

These volumes take shape according to the uses, low in the documentation part to minimize the volume to be heated, high in the practice room to offer a place of physical expression of four meters in free height. Buffer spaces are inserted between these two antagonistic programmatic poles to deal with a barrier that is both acoustic and thermal.

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©Maxime Castric

At the same time, the project is based on bioclimatic design by favoring passive solar gain, strong insulation of the exterior walls associated with good inertia and natural ventilation by mixing.

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