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Children’s Recreation Centre / AIR Architecture

  • 01:00 - 11 November, 2009
Children’s Recreation Centre / AIR Architecture
Children’s Recreation Centre / AIR Architecture, ©  David Boureau
©  David Boureau

©  David Boureau ©  David Boureau ©  David Boureau ©  David Boureau +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pierrelaye, 95, France
  • Architects

      AIR / Cyrille Hanappe & Olivier Leclercq
  • Architects In Charge

     Estelle Nicod, William Loupias
  • Client

     City of Pierrelaye
  • Budget

    € 2,631,000
  • Constructed area

    1,521 sqm
  • Area

    5250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The children’s recreation centre is located in a small rural town in the midst of agricultural warehouses. The plan takes into account the particular layout of the site: the building can be accessed only through a narrow path that stretches into it.

©  David Boureau
©  David Boureau

The main structure follows and reinforces this urban pattern, thereby becoming an articulation, a filter between the town and the domain reserved for chidren. Seen from the street, the edifice blends in with other buildings thanks to a single volume enterely covered with mechanical tiles. On the other side, small coloured houses of varying shapes open onto the garden designed for the children.

©  David Boureau
©  David Boureau
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