LAN architecture: gymnasium + town hall esplanade in chelles LAN architecture: gymnasium + town hall esplanade in chelles
dec 04, 2012

LAN architecture: gymnasium + town hall esplanade in chelles

‘gymnsaium + town hall esplanade’ by LAN architecture, chelles, franceimage © julien lanooall images courtesy of LAN architecture

 

 

the historic urban center of chelles, france has been articulated and streamlined with a ‘gymnasium + town hall esplanade’ completed by french firm LAN architecture. addressing existing issues, the project is sited amidst structures dedicated to the church, state, culture, education and sports, comprising and concentrating all components within a limited space. the concept of a historic agora is referenced, strategically altering the public realm and its perception. the gymnasium’s rectilinear footprint parallels the high school and town hall facade,leaving an experiential journey between the park and church. a piazza and pedestrian street are defined by neighboring buildings.

 

reflective glass facades create a kaleidoscope effect with images of the adjacent structures. a double-layer system of first glass which mirrors theoutdoor environment and lets in daylight, while the second, a copper metal skin, tints the reflected scenery. during the day, the building recedes due to the applied images and at night becomes illuminated with the activity occurring inside. 

 

 

within the context of historical buildingsimage © julien lanoo

 

 

exteriorimage © julien lanoo

 

 

reflective elevationimages © julien lanoo

 

 

side elevation reflects encompassing contextimage © julien lanoo

 

 

entranceimage © julien lanoo

 

 

facade shadesimage © julien lanoo

 

 

gymimage © julien lanoo

 

 

gymimage © julien lanoo

 

 

gymimage © julien lanoo

 

 

gymimage © julien lanoo

 

 

corridor and stairway to upper levelimage © julien lanoo

 

 

dance roomimage © julien lanoo

 

 

reflection of gym belowimage © julien lanoo

 

 

view from dance roomimage © julien lanoo

 

 

gymnasium at nightimage © julien lanoo

 

 

gymnasium and esplanade at nightimage © julien lanoo

 

 

site plan

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level 1

 

 

section

 

 

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elevation

 

 

elevation

 

 

axonometric

 

 

axonometric

 

 

project info:

 

 

project: gymnasium and redesign of the town hall squarelocation: place de l’hôtel de ville, chelles (77), francetimetable: 2007-2011competition: january 2008delivery: january 2012project manager: chelles town councilbudget: 3.85m EUR excl. vatproject area: 2200 m²team: LAN architecture (architects), betem (contractor), isabelle hurpy (heq engineering consultant)

  • love the interplay of stiff Miesian box with the irregularity of the fenstration

    dbkii says:
  • Beautifull

    Claudia Turrent says:

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