calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center
 
calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center
sep 07, 2012

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center

‘léonce georges community center’ by calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes, chauffailles, france image © p. viladoms all images courtesy of calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes

barcelona-based calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes in collaboration with g. lafond created the ‘léonce georges community center,’ named after the local firefighting hero, as a much needed multifunctional facility for the small town of chauffailles in france. the city had at the architect’s disposal a semi-deteriorated farm next to an expansive field, with the idea to reform the existing building and expand with a new one. the original L-shaped footprint was conserved, along with the stone masonry vernacular, timber trusses and ceramic roof tiles to respect the local agricultural culture.

extending the pocketed area, the new addition is made entirely of local douglass fir braced by subtle light steel frames, as a materially sensitive response to the adjacent architectural language. prefabricated sections allow the structure to be dismantled in the future. contrasting to the orthogonal farmhouse, angled roof planes over a large unified space with operable folding walls offer a multi-use social program that opens to the field. triangular skylights bring plenty of natural light to the interior, spotlighting a small stage platform.

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center view from the field image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center new and old structure image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center entry sequence image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center foldable panels open the entire wall image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center angles roof elements and skylights image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center large interior space image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center stage image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center (left) connection between new structure and existing farmhouse (right) interior image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center triangular skylights bring natural light inside image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center southwest facade with operable wall panels image © p. viladoms

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center site plan

calderon folch sarsanedas arquitectes: léonce georges community center floor plan / level 0

  • x c lant job

    kv
  • good

    honkey
  • Beautiful well thought out architecture– a real joy

    wwwillem
  • pretty cool

    dbkii

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