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New University Library in Cayenne / rh+ architecture

01:00 - 12 February, 2014
New University Library in Cayenne / rh+ architecture, © Jean-Michel André
© Jean-Michel André

© Jean-Michel André © Jonathan Cacchia © Jean-Michel André © Jonathan Cacchia + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    P.A.C.T de Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana
  • Category

  • In Charge of the Construction

    Anaïs Durand
  • Architect Partner

    ARA - Jocelin Ho-Tin-Noé
  • Structure

    Technopôle Martinique / SODETEC
  • Acoustic

    Rémi Raskin
  • Area

    2143.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Montabo Resort / OUALALOU + CHOI

23:00 - 20 January, 2012
Courtesy of KILO Architectures
Courtesy of KILO Architectures

The hill of Montabo looms over the city of Cayenne and provides a dramatic backdrop for an architectural project which addresses the raw and unremitting power of nature. The winning competition entry by OUALALOU + CHOI derives from a dual strategy to conserve the natural environment and to protect the building from an undesirable degree of the jungle’s encroachment. The project preserves as much of the natural hilltop as possible, transforming it into a public space by creating a park at the crown of the hill. Thus, the highest point in the city becomes a part of the public realm. More images and architects’ description after the break.