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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

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  • 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

  • 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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georgiaartikoglou · January 03, 2012

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ZT · November 14, 2009

Good idea ! simple and beautiful ! excellent work

metcalf · November 13, 2009

ideas and planning interesting, result = yuck

dearxh · November 12, 2009

lol! Nice buildings!

adf · November 12, 2009

I Just love the idea, the concerns it has generated has solutions but that wont stop me fron liking it!!

Nathan · November 12, 2009

This has a few interesting aspects but the lack of any reasonable landscape treatment makes it a bit brutal outdoors.

os · November 12, 2009


JP · November 11, 2009

Sweet architecture! I liked it!

arhitectura · November 11, 2009

Children’s Recreation Centre / AIR Architecture: © David Boureau Architects:  AIR / Cyrille Hanappe & Olivi..

kc · November 11, 2009

Why don't we build this for adults too..the world will be better :)

Suzuka · November 12, 2009 06:58 AM

That will be cool?


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