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Jessie-Owens Gymnasium / Épicuria Architectes

  • 01:00 - 21 September, 2012
Jessie-Owens Gymnasium / Épicuria Architectes
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From the architect. Treated very delicately, this sports equipment, on the periphery of a small town offers an alternative to neighboring semi-detached houses. Its oriental inspired façade is characterized by a concrete net imitating the Moroccan moucharabieh.

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Even though it is implemented in a very urban site, the project revisits the natural motif by creating a “fifth façade” with a planted rooftop and a particular treatment of the concrete base, pierced and transparent, reminding us the roots of a tree shooting out from the ground.

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The monochromatic envelope produces an attractive light and shadows effect on the various volumes, in a vibrating dialogue with the perforation that decorate the perimeter of the building. 

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maria jose · April 28, 2014

where can I find information of the constructive system they used ?

Ahlam Saeed · October 17, 2012

This project revisits the natural motif with a planted rooftop, also it produces an attractive light and shadows, . I like it^^

Ahmed Marzouk · October 15, 2012

The use of the white color for the building is very bold especially that it is located in an urban site. Also the addition of the 'fifth facade' which is the planted roof contributes greatly to sustainability.

Paul Gerhard · September 23, 2012

Yes, that's what I was wondering, but why would a (Gymnasium) building in France be honouring an American track and field athlete?
There probably is a Jessie Owens somewhere......

Robin · September 22, 2012

Jessie Owens? Don't you mean Jesse Owens?

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fdsa iofdsa · September 22, 2012

volumes, in a vibrating dialogue with the perforation that decorate the perimeter of the building.

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