Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre / philippe gibert architecte

Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre / philippe gibert architecte

Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Shelving, BeamPoix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - FacadePoix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Shelving, Windows, BeamPoix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Windows, Facade, GardenPoix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - More Images+ 9

Poix-Terron, France
Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Windows, Facade, Garden
© Sergio Grazia

Text description provided by the architects. This double request for a media library and a gymnasium allowed us to explore this programmes diversity and to offer a single building, a cultural and sports centre, instead of two different buildings. This hybrid equipment takes place in the landscape, between a multipurpose room and a business incubator, and communicates with its environment, including the big nineteenth century house behind, through mirrored glass panes.

Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Shelving, Beam
© Marc-Olivier Luron

The entrance, common for the two uses, is accessed via the forcourt, which gives its public building status. The shared hall, extension of the forcourt, opens on to the media library and the gymnasium, and also to an exhibition, reception or meeting space.

Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Facade
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

Transparency enhances spaces fluidity and helps the two uses not only to coexist but also to be complementary. This complementarity is reinforced outside by the choice of metal cladding, which reminds the neighbouring industrial buildings.

Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Table, Shelving
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
Ground Floor Plan
Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Chair
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

Media library space is completely opened, it's structured by volumetric division and wide vistas. The gymnasium part benefits from zenithal, and side subdued and soft, natural light. In the gymnasium extension the weight room is intimate and open to the back of the plot and the landscape.

Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte - Shelving, Windows, Beam
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

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Address:08430 Poix-Terron, France

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Cite: "Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre / philippe gibert architecte" 11 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/881264/poix-terron-cultural-and-sport-centre-philippe-gibert-architecte> ISSN 0719-8884

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