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