O S architectes: cultural center in nevers, france
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nov 20, 2012
O S architectes: cultural center in nevers, france


‘cultural center in nevers’ by O-S- architectes, nevers, france
image © cecile septet
all images courtesy of O-S architectes

 

 

located in the re-developing district of nevers, france, the new ‘cultural center’ sits between areas of new and renovated housing, giving it the
position to define an identity and public space. designed by local firm O-S architectes, the new center is based on the ideas of density and generosity
and will provide a multipurpose room with 220 seats, a dance hall, conference and meeting rooms and an educational childcare area, all of which
aim to serve the community and its organizations. a central courtyard and terrace is open to the public, accessible either from the interior or
from the wide exterior steps at the front of the building that also provide a makeshift outdoor stage in front of an entrance square.  the concrete
frame structure is clad in spaced slender wooden slats that add warmth on an otherwise cold hard surface material and create a distinctive language
for the neighborhood. natural light is able to reach every function in the building, either through the open glass walls of the central open-air patio,
or from the smaller square windows speckled onto the facade.

 

 


street-side entrance
image © cecile septet

 

 


elevation
image © cecile septet

 

 


illuminated interior at dusk
image © cecile septet

 

 


an exterior staircase serves as secondary seating
image © cecile septet

 

 


wood slats create playful shadows on the concrete substructure
image © cecile septet

 

 


central courtyard
image © cecile septet

 

 


main stairs
image © cecile septet

 

 


dance hall
image © cecile septet

 

 


auditorium
image © cecile septet

 

 


shelving system
image © cecile septet

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


access diagrams

 

 


spatial diagrams

 

 

project info:

 

 

budget: 2,561,887 EUR
area: 1,613 m2
project team: vincent baur, guillaume colboc, gael le nouene, aurelie louesdon, kit chung
consultants: bethac (fluid), mdetc (economy), EVP (structure), ducks sceno (scenography), eckea (acoustics)
sas morini (big work – vrd), smac bourges (waterproofing), voisin charpente (wood siding), sas miroglace (exterior joining),
miroiterie de la loue (metallurgy), geneol (HVAC). bourgeot (electricity), otis (elevator), ntb (plasterboard, ceilings, paint),
sarl denis et fils (menuiseries intérieures), husson international (interior woodwork), artisans plus (floor covering)

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