Caen Services Building / RemingtonStyle


Architects: RemingtonStyle – Pierre Frinault & David Jouquand
Location: Caen,
Environnement studies: RFR élements, B. Cimerman
Energy and thermical studies: Delta Fluides, J. Poisson
Quantity surveyor: ITE, C. Michel
Project area: 470 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

© RemingtonStyle

The building is located in a park, in Caen (France). It is designed for gardeners of the city. It includes areas of workshops, offices and cloakrooms. The particularity of the building is the fact that it produces more energy than it consumes. This is due to the fact that insulation is very important and that the plan is lead by bioclimatic and heliotropic principles. Then the building is covered with solar panels that produces electricity.

ground floor plan
© RemingtonStyle

The concept of the building is to integrate those solar panels as part of the architecture. For instance, the sheds built to support those panels are orientated to the perfect south to optimize their performance so that the plan is lead by its location in the park. Then, a pattern was design to make the panels look like a skin on the roof.

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Cite: "Caen Services Building / RemingtonStyle" 10 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • up_today_arch

    made from regular white bricks… fantastical…

  • orlando

    well… solar light isn’t comming in radial direction

  • Alex

    Great solution of house design for high house energy…