Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Stairs, Windows, Handrail, BeamCentre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Fence, Windows, Handrail, Beam, DeckCentre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Image 4 of 14Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Facade, ConcreteCentre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - More Images+ 9

Lésigny, France
  • Architects: Atelier208
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs
    Photographs:A. Leclercq

Text description provided by the architects. A balanced insertion, entities framed, filtered sun, a federative architectural language. An existing cultural center, architectural guidelines, an environment in between a park and a sports complex, management of the southern sun exposure and complementary but independent programmatic functions.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Image 6 of 14
© A. Leclercq

The overall volume which includes various functions of the extension is built above the sewer line of the existing building. The classic hip-roof of the neighboring building inspired us to make a vegetated roof terrace. Consequently, it allowed us to avoid an architectural conflict and to enhance the environmental qualities of this process. A lower volume that contains annex spaces serves as a shadow gap with the existing building.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Beam
© A. Leclercq

The building's access is done through the extension of the existing passageway (along the west side) leading into a covered forecourt which distributes to the different areas and joining the car park, like a protected interior street. This passage allows a new access to the building without disturbing the pedestrian flow to the existing building.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Image 14 of 14
Floor Plan

This separation also enables the isolation of the soundproof rehearsal space.
This room can be accessed via an airlock which leads to a dedicated storage space.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Windows
© A. Leclercq

The dance studio is the heart of this project. It is accessible from the covered forecourt via an airlock and includes cloakroom/washroom facilities and a dedicated local storage.
It is naturally lit by a glass band that brings a "filtered" light  by wood sun-shading devices (south facade), allowing a better control of the light and heat-input in summer.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Image 9 of 14
© A. Leclercq

The computer and photographic lab is accessible directly from the forecourt.
The space benefits from natural light filtered by wood blades sun-shading devices on the South side. A roller blind system is designed for visual comfort during screenings and enables additional  security.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Image 10 of 14
© A. Leclercq

Astorage space is available to municipal services or associations. Its independent access gives flexibility of use.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Facade
© A. Leclercq

The South facade is barded withvertical wood battens whose rhythm widens at the opening segment to create sun-shadow.

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208 - Facade
© A. Leclercq

The entire structural work is made with self-insulating bricks (Monomur) of 45 cm thick.
The use of the millstone grit is retrieved to mark the different spaces and a create visual heritage with the adjacent existing building.

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Address:Complexe sportif de l'Entre-Deux-Parcs, 77150 Lésigny, France

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Cite: "Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208" 22 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/527601/centre-culturel-lesigny-atelier208> ISSN 0719-8884

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