- Graphic Designer : F.Cochet, Y.Orlic
- Label : LEED GOLD
- Architects : D.A ARCHITECTES
- City : Pessac
- Country : France
Text description provided by the architects. Liryc is a research, treatment, innovation and teaching institute, completely dedicated to the study, diagnosis and treatment of cardiological disorders.
A particular site.
Clear, punctuated by slender trunks of pines and oaks, striped by their shadows, lined with heather and thorn brush; it is this atmosphere of golden light filtered through the foliage that we wanted to fully understand the daily life of the researchers.
This is why we proposed dividing the Liryc program into three entities: the first dedicated to reception and communication; the second to offices and the third to experimentation. This fragmentation of the project allows nature to interplay within the spaces, giving each a particular view, which can be contemplated from the balconies or terraces. The three buildings that host the workspaces are in concrete, solid, durable. They are connected by wooden galleries which open at regular intervals, highlighting the motions and flows that punctuate the movements within the institute. Raw materials (concrete and wood) were used purposefully, providing a simple architecture, which assumes and displays the nature of the construction materials, limiting composite materials and accessories.
A barrier of large vertical blades in gilded wood encases the three buildings to the South, filtering the light, limiting the space without suffocating it. 90 meters in length, it marks the threshold and distinguishes the institute providing its scale within the landscape.