Chartrons Gym / Atelier d’Architecture Baudin & Limouzin + La Nouvelle Agence

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Baudin & Limouzin, La Nouvelle Agence / Aït‐Mehdi Samira, Latizeau Sylvain
Location: Bordeaux, France
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2.117 sqm
Photographs: LNA

Build in the footprint of an existing wine warehouse, the sport hall fits in the characteristic ‘lanieres’ (long shaped plots) of the Chartrons neighborhood in Bordeaux, France.

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The project gives some of its little available ground back to the public space. The long facade becomes the primary one, the entry, a passage and a waiting space. The street facade blends in with the existing neighbor building, giving visual priority to the new main facade.

Elevations

The closed buildings is covered with a second skin of , unifying the facade and filtering the light when needed. That skin folds up over a passage going from the street to the river quays. Inside, different skylights provide for proper light in the different parts of the building.

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Cite: "Chartrons Gym / Atelier d’Architecture Baudin & Limouzin + La Nouvelle Agence" 31 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=154590>