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Architects: TAUTEM Architecture
Associate architect: Super architectes
Client: Communauté de commune Beaucaire Terre d’Argence
Project team: BEST Portefaix (Structure), Adret (M&E Engineer), Venathec (Acoustics), Seri (External Works), Dicobat (Economist) Design team: TAUTEM Architecture: Adrian Garcin, Dominique Delord, Rianala Rakototiana, Florence Rommel, Super Architectes : Jacques Filippi, Marlène Latour
Photographer: Hugo Da Costa
Project description: Modular theater, music school, dance and gym rooms, and a dojo. The project reconciles livability, budget control, and contribution to sustainable development:
- The tight financial envelope prohibits any superfluous surface, which leads to maximum compactness of the volume and pooling of circulation spaces.
- The overhangs of the first floor, imposed by a certain imbalance of areas between entities, offer protection from the rain for the forecourt and from the summer sunshine for the facades of the ground floor.
- The control of light and airflow contributes to user comfort by aiming to erase temperature peaks and to maximize the sanitary quality of the air through renewal.
- The bias to use materials that are most often left raw, and therefore free from fragile treatments or coatings, helps to achieve a sustainable building, requiring little maintenance.