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Jessie-Owens Gymnasium / Épicuria Architectes

  • 00:00 - 21 September, 2012
Jessie-Owens Gymnasium / Épicuria Architectes
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Text description provided by the architects. 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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Cite: "Jessie-Owens Gymnasium / Épicuria Architectes" 21 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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