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  7. Lycee François Truffaut Multi-purpose Hall / f.au

Lycee François Truffaut Multi-purpose Hall / f.au

  • 03:00 - 14 September, 2015
Lycee François Truffaut Multi-purpose Hall / f.au
Lycee François Truffaut Multi-purpose Hall / f.au, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault + 23

  • Project Manager Architect

    Gabriel Lefèvre
  • Study Team Offices Fluides

    Isocrate
  • Study Team Offices Structure

    Arest
  • Study Team Offices Economie

    Azeco
  • Study Team Offices Acoustique

    Altia
  • Study Team Offices OPC

    Inteco
  • Technical Details

    Galifret SARL/Godard-Cruard Charpente SAS
  • Budget

    1,23 M€ HT
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© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

Text description provided by the architects. The F. Truffaut high school in Challans (France) required a new multi-purpose hall shared with the city of Challans and another high school.  

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

The new building  accommodates theatre, cinema, music, sport and examination room or classroom. Capacity was increased two times over the initial program (435 m2 instead of 245 m2, excluding the courtyard). 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Equipment and furniture are mobile, the telescopic stands allow more flexibility. Interior atmosphere can be adapted to the individual needs, from total darkness to the daylight. 

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

The volume is oriented in the east-west direction. It encloses the entrance hall and the main hall. It is a wooden box, throughout open that gives rhythm, materiality and patterns. To achieve clarity and simplicity, the sound-absorption structure is placed in the second layer under the roof. 

Section AA
Section AA
Section BB
Section BB

This provision is implement with a surrounding gallery, which connects different functions: entrance, toilets, technical area, storage etc. Moreover, the gallery is the dynamic support of the thermal control, during summer and winter. 

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

The LCB (low consumption building) status is reached by its bioclimatic envelope. It consists of natural ventilation and lightning as well as plants that cover the building from the south and the roof extended to the west. 

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

The plywood used in the thick shell is slightly varnished to provide more abstract look. As a result, the red color volume is a signal and a new landscape in a wooded environment and marks the entrance to the city.

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

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Cite: "Lycee François Truffaut Multi-purpose Hall / f.au" 14 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773447/salle-polyvalente-du-lycee-francois-truffaut-fau/> ISSN 0719-8884