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  7. Nursery in Buhl / Dominique Coulon & associés

Nursery in Buhl / Dominique Coulon & associés

  • 02:00 - 28 March, 2016
Nursery in Buhl / Dominique Coulon & associés
Nursery in Buhl / Dominique Coulon & associés, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © David Romero-Uzeda + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    14 Rue de la Fabrique, 68530 Buhl, France
  • Author Architectes

    Dominique Coulon, David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Nicollas
  • Architectes Assistants

    Javier Gigosos Ruipérez, Diego Bastos-Romero, Gautier Duthoit
  • Area

    763.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Construction Site Supervision

    David Romero-Uzeda
  • Structural Engineer

  • Electrical Engineer

    BET G.Jost
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer

    Solares Bauen
  • Cost Estimator

    E3 économie
  • Acoustics

    Euro sound project
  • Kitchen Expert

  • Landscaping

    Philippe Obliger
  • Budget

    1 700 000 €
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© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

Text description provided by the architects. The building marks the entrance to a small village nestling in a valley in Alsace. A 14th-century castle dominates the site from the nearby hillside. The day nursery echoes the orthonormal geometry of the fortified castle. A perimeter wall with openings like on a castle wall protects the children’s playgrounds. This spatial arrangement offers views of the rounded outlines of the Vosges mountains.

© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

The principle of the strictly rectangular plan is an arrangement of successive crowns containing the elements of the project. These layers give depth to the project overall. The heart of the building is formed by a central space which emerges at double the height and plays with natural light like a kaleidoscope. This almost cubic volume condenses a host of faces ranging in colour from pink to red. The matte and shiny colours resonate, shaping the space to make it richer and more subtle.

© David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda
Plan 1
Plan 1
© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

The multiple transparencies installed between the different layers give an indication of the depth of the building. There is abundant natural light throughout, captured by skylights emerging from the overall volume.

© David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

The building appears in the landscape like a fragmented monolith where the play of solids and hollows is reminiscent of something like a Lego model of a castle. The building is surrounded by sixty-eight apple trees which hark back to the local agricultural landscape.  

© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

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