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Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Design Sculptural Tourism Office in France

Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Design Sculptural Tourism Office in France
Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Design Sculptural Tourism Office in France, © Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc
© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc

French firm Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc has earned second place for a competition to design the new tourism office for "Les Pays de Fontenay le Compte France." Designed to encourage tourism in South Vendée, the design merges a contemporary style with a consideration for the historic and artistic identity of the area.

© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc © Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Section Master Plan + 7

© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc
© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc

A single story structure, the building is located within a public square in the city. It is composed of polished white walls, stretched and folded horizontally, with large cuts that break up the form and frame views to create a relationship between the office and surrounding city.

© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc
© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc

The exterior shell is made of white concrete, contrasted by warm wood surfaces on the interior. 

© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc
© Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc

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Cite: Sadia Quddus. "Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d'Architecture Guiraud-Manenc Design Sculptural Tourism Office in France" 29 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/573284/thibaudeau-architecte-and-agence-d-architecture-guiraud-manenc-design-sculptural-tourism-office-for-south-vendee/> ISSN 0719-8884
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