Gymnase CREPS / Laurens & Loustau Architectes

Gymnase CREPS / Laurens & Loustau Architectes

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Toulouse, France
  • Architects: Laurens & Loustau Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007
  • Photographs Photographs:  Stéphane Chalmeau

Text description provided by the architects. The former indoor tennis court has been stripped then covered anew with a whole envelope, composed of a unique two coloured material: gold metallic cladding moulds the existing volumes whereas the same black material underlines  the new elements of the project. The cover lifts up owing to 4 discontinued lines letting in a diffuse and constant overhead natural lighting.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The new entrance slips under the South-West angle , progressively getting off the ground in order to gently welcome visitors; The envelope enfolds on the North facade and wide openings have been cut out in order to create a weight_lifting room largely opening on the park. The continuity of the envelope gives the building a visual unity emphasizing the harmonious correspondance between architecture and natural environment.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

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Cite: "Gymnase CREPS / Laurens & Loustau Architectes" 16 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/60006/gymnase-creps-laurens-loustau-architectes> ISSN 0719-8884
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