the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Factory
  4. France
  5. CA/PA Architectes
  6. 2010
  7. Chocolaterie Bovetti / CA/PA Architectes

Chocolaterie Bovetti / CA/PA Architectes

  • 00:00 - 7 January, 2013
Chocolaterie Bovetti / CA/PA Architectes
Chocolaterie Bovetti / CA/PA Architectes, Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes
Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes

Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lavilledieu, 24120 Terrasson-Lavilledieu, France
  • Client

    Bovetti Chocolats
  • Area

    2,641 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes
Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes

Text description provided by the architects. The extension project of the chocolate factory covers the three objectives outlined by the client.

  • Increases the production surface in the context of the existing factory,
  • Expands the administrative areas,
  • Restores the museum and shop.

With a contemporary spirit in mind, the materials and the colours used also fits into the traditional method of chocolate presentation. The wood evokes the colour of the cocoa export boxes, while the the top inset glass windows are framed with dark brown metal, reminding the onlooker of the paper wrapper of the goods..... The existing cladding of the north and eastern facades have been painted with the same brown to correspond with the new southern extension so the new building integrates with the structure of the whole factory.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The entrance leads in from the road to the museum's main doors through a covered porch. The museum is designed in such a way that the visitor progresses through the different stages of the production of the raw chocolate and its mixing methods.The final configuration of the actual chocolate is made under the direction of the laboratory. Thus, the visitor is under the impression that she/he is standing inside a factory and not in a museum. Wide glass panels above the machinery makes the image of a chocolate factory much more appealing.

Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes
Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
CA/PA Architectes
Office
Cite: "Chocolaterie Bovetti / CA/PA Architectes" 07 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/315653/chocolaterie-bovetti-capa-architectes/> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of CA/PA Architectes

Bovetti巧克力店 / CA/PA Architectes