Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture

Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture

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  • Architects: WIP Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  210
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Mathieu Noel
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Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Mathieu Noel

Text description provided by the architects. Resting by the sea in a classified site, opposite of the Île-de-Batz, the fishpond is a structure that has two aspects. A public face, on the beach, massive and inherent to its function (to retain water) and a lighter discreet side, which is only revealed to researchers at the Roscoff Biological Station.

Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Mathieu Noel
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Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Mathieu Noel

The work forms with its environment a coherent and respectful architecture. It magnifies the exceptional character of the site and integrates with it through a silent and calm design.

Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Mathieu Noel

The project is particularly simple: a weight wall and an interior circular walkway entirely reworked, some totally invisible buried and vegetated technical area, a new platform for experimental purposes, and finally a belvedere, in order to take advantage of the maritime landscape.

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Water management, essential for the operation of the site, is optimized and fits naturally into the architectural ensemble.

Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture - Coast
© Mathieu Noel

The association of architectural concrete and local granite with the lacework of entirely handmade stainless steel locksmiths creates a dialogue between mass and framework, density and finesse while respecting the seascape of Roscoff.

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Address:Place Georges Tessier, 29680 Roscoff, France

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Cite: "Roscoff Biological Station / WIP Architecture" 24 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/968935/roscoff-biological-station-wip-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

© Mathieu Noel

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