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  7. Community Centre in Venarey-Les Laumes / Dominique Coulon & associés

Community Centre in Venarey-Les Laumes / Dominique Coulon & associés

  • 10:00 - 4 December, 2015
Community Centre in Venarey-Les Laumes / Dominique Coulon & associés
© David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de la Gare, 21150 Venarey-les-Laumes, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos, Architects
  • Design Team

    Guillaume Wittmann, Gautier Duthoit, Architects
  • Area

    1646.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda + 37

  • Construction site supervision

    Lionel Debs Architecte
  • Structural Engineer

  • Electrical Engineer

    BET G.Jost
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer

    Solares Bauen
  • Cost Estimator

    E3 économie
  • Acoustics

    Euro sound project
  • Scenographer

    Euro sound project
  • Client

    Ville de Venarey-Les Laumes
  • Costs

© David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

Text description provided by the architects. The project stretches alongside the railway line in the small village of Venarey-Les Laumes, in Burgundy. The building, designated a centre for rural excellence, contains a number of different initiatives, including a tourist office, a conference and culture hall, a day nursery, and areas for older people. Our task was to bring all these very different initiatives together in a single dynamic unit. The upper volume seems to float above an almost transparent plinth.

First floor
First floor
© David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

Cantilevers accentuate the dissociation of the various folds, each fold producing a face which captures the low-angled light produced by the orientation of the building. The lightly perforated opaque skin is divided into a number of triangles – some are matte while others are shiny –, thereby breaking down the structure of the basic volumes.

© David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

The building often has a different appearance at different times of day. The day nursery is located upstairs, while the other initiatives are at ground level. A bright yellow courtyard continues the line of the areas used by the nursery, the purpose being to shield them from the substantial nuisance caused by the goods trains and high-speed passenger trains which pass at speed here. The transparent features of the ground floor are arranged in such a way that the relationship with the railway line is constant, and perceived as a dynamic event. The volumes of the project express its strong identity in the landscape; it stands like a marker of ambitious political determination

© David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

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Cite: "Community Centre in Venarey-Les Laumes / Dominique Coulon & associés" 04 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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