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Pierres Blanches Cultural Center / RAUM

Pierres Blanches Cultural Center / RAUM

© Stéphane Chalmeau© Audrey Cerdan© Audrey Cerdan© Audrey Cerdan+ 24

Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau, France
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© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan

A soft integration in the landscape accompanies the development of the city. Neither in the center of the town nor really on its outskirts, regarding the urban development of the northern part of the street Pierres, blanches, the location of the project offers the opportunity to reinforce the development of the city by asserting the public character of this facilities and equipment.

© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan
Plan - Ground floor
Plan - Ground floor
© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan

The integration of the center in the project’s site aims to answer the following objectives:
• Reinforce the landscape continuity between the North and South
• Allow, through the implementation of the project and its relations to outdoor spaces, the acoustic protection of the neighborhood
• Offer a place-identity of this new associative and cultural center by promoting the development of the sports center
• Create on the opportunity provided by the existing landscape: a quality green space on the South part of the plot

© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan

Strengthen landscape continuity between the North and the South part of the plot.
The eastern development of Saint-Jean-de-Boisseau follows the trajectory of the D58 road with the growth of a parcel fabric constructed by long narrow perpendicular plots composing a relatively homogeneous diffuse urban fabric.
The development of the housing at the north part of the Pierres Blanches street and the continuation of a subtle path linking North / South, through the alley Path of resistance, offers the opportunity to continue this walkway and the green corridor that accompanies the latter.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Distance the noisy areas from the neighbourhood residents.
Beyond the quality of access (bicycles and pedestrians) for the residents, the clear affirmation of this continuity in the landscape offers, on the model of hedgerows, a real delimitation between the pole of public facilities and the nearby housing.
General principles of implantation integrate not only the plot in the site, reasoning at the city-scale, but also permit to distance noise-exposed areas from the housing nearby.

© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan

A new polarity of public life. The implementation of the project near the wooded area offers a high quality of use to the outdoor spaces of the activities room. The treatment of the interface between the street and the cultural center is thought in the continuity of the existing, perpendicular to the street, plots in order to avoid ‘excluding’ the project by too many successive visual plans: 4 strips of landscaping clearly connect the project to the street offering, each one of them, a specific use.

© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan
© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

- To the west, along the walkway: the created green space offers generously a continuity with the wooded area
- Face to the main entrance: the forecourt, stretched towards the street provides easier access for pedestrians/cyclists avoiding dangerous circulation in the car park.
- To the East, a parking area is created near the sports fields.

© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan

The disposition of the project in the plot and the landscaping of the outdoor spaces aimed at supporting a diversity of uses by offering a new public space of quality and by supporting a future evolution of the sports center and the whole area to the east part of Saint-Jean-de-Boisseau.

© Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan

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Address:Saint Jean de Boiseau, France

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Cite: "Pierres Blanches Cultural Center / RAUM" 02 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/957713/pierres-blanches-cultural-center-raum> ISSN 0719-8884

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