Tribunal de commerce & conseil de prud’hommes / Ateliers 2/3/4/

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Architect: Ateliers 2/3/4/
Location: , France
Project Team: Christine Edeikins, Sylvain Rety (Project Manager)
Landscape Designer: Francoise Arnaud
General Engineer: SAS Mizrahi
Enterprise: CBC, Enterprise Generale
Project Area: 7,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs:  FS+SG  Fernando GUERRA

© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA

The project sets up the entire plot that is allocated. A massive dark concrete support protects the building on his outskirts and notes significantly this limitation. A cross fault creates a transparency in the concrete support, from the Hector Berlioz street to Paul Vaillant boulevard, opening on theses urban spaces the entry, main space of the project composed by the patio and the hall which is called “salle des pas-perdus” in French.

© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA

One of the architectural goals of the project was the natural orientation and immediately of the visitor to the jurisdiction of his choice (commercial-court or labour court). For that, the classical courthouse’s square was replaced by a patio in the middle of the building. From the outside place, even before having entered into the building, the public will identify the main interior spaces:
- The reception of the 2 jurisdictions,
- The lost-step room,
- The access of the courtrooms.

© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA

In opposition of the dark support, these receptions spaces of the 2 jurisdictions are white, transparent, filled up light. On the massive support is a translucent glass prism containing workspaces. The glass skin preserve the privacy of users: from outside, the translucency blocks prying eyes, while inside this same translucent window lets in views of the entire surface.

© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA

This glass prism is like a monumental lantern, an urban center, affirming the institutional status of this building.
Four lights wells and various interiors patios planted dig the building in his center. They offer an inside landscape protected of the urban noises, a calm and serene atmosphere necessary for this institution.

© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA

This project expressed by a simple and orthogonal geometry provides a volumetric purified reading:
- Concrete support,
- Glass prism placed,
- Patio recessed.

© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA
© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA
© FS+SG Fernando GUERRA
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Cite: "Tribunal de commerce & conseil de prud’hommes / Ateliers 2/3/4/" 01 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=165344>

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