Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés

  • 01:00 - 20 February, 2012
Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés, © Stephan Lucas
© Stephan Lucas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de Sophia-Antipolis, 14200 Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
  • Architects

    Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés
  • Consultants

    SETOR (engineering), Peutz ET Associés (acoustics), Anne-Lise Leymarie (environmental engineering)
  • Client

    Nice–Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Budget

    3.8 million euros
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas +16

From the architect. An idyllic site in front of a horrifyingly uninteresting building. In terms of scale, the project is insignificant. And yet, we win the competition at Sophia Antipolis. An exercise of absolute banality carried to the limits of architectural elegance and pleasure. Le Corbusier’s “cabanon” gave him all that he needed to think and reflect on when he left the city… 

© Stephan Lucas
© Stephan Lucas

This small student centre gives us the possibility to have fun with architecture as well as recognise how trivial our profession can be. It is an elegant volume that houses a cafeteria and a library/reading room with all its ancillary functions. The cafeteria opens out towards the forest of pine trees that stand in front of the site; and the library is placed on the upper level. It is the superimposition of two primordial acts which are, for students, eating and reading, preferably not in the same place and not at the same time.

plan 01
plan 01
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés" 20 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/208191/le-cabanon-atelier-seraji-atela-architectes/>