Passy Cultural Center / Beckmann N'Thepe

Passy Cultural Center / Beckmann N'Thepe

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  • Architects: Beckmann N'Thepe: Agence Beckmann-N’Thépé
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Stephan Lucas

"Although unusually set within the site, the building subtly blends in with the surroundings. With its long timber roof, it creates a new horizon, a cut-out silhouette that forms a huge sculpture on the scale of the landscape. In this way, the project takes on a symbolic, contemporary dimension.

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Walking about under the roof, the visitor discovers not one, but two places. Starting out from a central covered plaza, the building spreads out on one side into an activity room, and on the other into a youth club offering all kinds of activities. There is plenty of room to move around, with extra spaces to be used freely. And regularly-spaced door and window openings let in natural daylight, with broad eaves providing shade.

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© Stephan Lucas

‘Pixelisation’ of the openings and the signs creates superimpositions that supply a link between the natural and constructed elements. So this cultural venue ensures that indoors and outdoors are placed on the same footing, and hence future users with nature.”

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© Stephan Lucas

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Address:Passy - 74, France

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Cite: "Passy Cultural Center / Beckmann N'Thepe" 15 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Stephan Lucas

Passy文化中心 / Beckmann N'Thepe

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