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  7. Espace St-Marc / Voltolini architectures SARL + Jean-Paul Chabbey

Espace St-Marc / Voltolini architectures SARL + Jean-Paul Chabbey

  • 01:00 - 10 February, 2015
Espace St-Marc / Voltolini architectures SARL + Jean-Paul Chabbey
Espace St-Marc  / Voltolini architectures SARL +  Jean-Paul Chabbey, © Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss

© Jean-Pierre Boss © Jean-Pierre Boss © Jean-Pierre Boss © Jean-Pierre Boss + 27

  • Engineers

    Guillaume Favre ingénieurs SA, Pierre Kurmann
  • Site management

    Philippe Vaudan architecte HES
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© Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss

Text description provided by the architects. The Espace St-Marc, a space for events and spectacles is located in the winding site of Dranse. Held in between two concrete blocks, the lobby and main hall open up towards a perspective of the valley. From the interior the windows frame for our benefit the contours of the landscape.

© Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss

The main hall offers a 900-sqm vast horizontal space, capable of holding a mobile 650-seat bleacher. Different spaces annexed to this main hall (lobby, projection room, assembly hall, etc.) allow, through the different levels a variety of multifunctional usages.

© Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss

While the materiality of the interior is treated as light rather than color, with a combination of golden and warm tones that highlight the natural light of the whole.

© Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss

The overall volume is a single prism that combines the facades and roofs in a single composition and enveloping material. The stainless steel coating sometimes shiny and sometimes matte creates a subtle game that interacts with the surrounding environment.

© Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss

The material erases itself to express and reflect the surrounding context while the folds of the roof create a playful dialogue with the distant landscape and the mountainous « skyline » characteristic of the valley.

© Jean-Pierre Boss
© Jean-Pierre Boss

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Espace St-Marc / Voltolini architectures SARL + Jean-Paul Chabbey" 10 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/593990/espace-st-marc-voltolini-architectures-sarl-jean-paul-chabbey/> ISSN 0719-8884