tetrarc wraps hub creatic with trapezoidal shading frames in nantes
tetrarc wraps hub creatic with trapezoidal shading frames in nantes tetrarc wraps hub creatic with trapezoidal shading frames in nantes
jul 18, 2014
tetrarc wraps hub creatic with trapezoidal shading frames in nantes


tetrarc wraps hub creatic with trapezoidal shading frames in nantes
photo by stéphane chalmeau
all images courtesy of tetrarc architectes

 

 

 

seeking to promote a creative and innovative work environment, french architecture firm tetrarc has designed the ‘hub créatic’, an office building in the city of nantes, dedicated to young companies developing digital applications. home to seventy start-up businesses, the facility is characterized by its expressive yellow shading fins, which frame the windows with irregular trapezoidal forms. each module takes a different geometry compared to its neighbors, creating a complex composition around the façades. the vibrant feature serves to create an identity for the structure, while also performing to reduce solar gain and thus creating more comfortable interiors. the layout is arranged around a central atrium distinguished by a dynamic screen of timber slats.

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expressive yellow shading fins frame the windows with irregular trapezoidal forms
photo by stéphane chalmeau

tetrarc architectes hub creatic designboom

the facility is home to seventy start-up companies developing digital applications
photo by stéphane chalmeau

tetrarc architectes hub creatic designboom

each module takes a different geometry compared to its neighbors
photo by stéphane chalmeau

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the lower portion of the structure clad in glass curtain walls and covered by a wood screen
photos by stéphane chalmeau

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a central atrium is distinguished by a dynamic screen of timber slats
photos by stéphane chalmeau

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photo by stéphane chalmeau

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one side of the building looks out toward a forested area
photo by stéphane chalmeau

 

full article here

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: nantes, france
dates: march 2014 (completion), 2010 (study)
building surface: 6,520 sqm SHON
program: urban office building
client: nantes métropole
architect: tetrarc architects
project manager: alain boëffard
project director: patrick moreuil
study: patrick moreuil, marc-antoine bouyer, hervé martin
construction site: marc-antoine bouyer
structural engineer: CERT
fluid + HEQ engineer: ELITHIS
economist: CMB
landscape design: phytolab
acoustics: SERDB
photography: stéphane chalmeau

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