k architectures: ZIK music school
 
k architectures: ZIK music school
apr 26, 2011

k architectures: ZIK music school

‘ZIK’ by k-architectures in granville, franceall images courtesy k-architecturesphotographer: simon deprez

paris-based k-architectures has sent us images of their most recent project, ‘ZIK’, a music school outside of the port town of granville, france. inserted into a site characterized by rolling fields of wheat, the inter-municipal facility features a series of extending arms that slip into the terrain, purposely blurring its architecture with the land.

k architectures: ZIK music schoolexterior view

retained to a single-storey, the verticial heights of the design responses to the needs of the building’s various programs. ranging from barn-like silhouettes to tall rectangular volumes, the overall form of the school adopts a dynamic and playful look. the finger-like wings which stretch out from the central axis features a sloped green roof which invites elements of the land onto itself, further diluting its presence in the rural setting. wrapped in pre-patinated copper panelling finished in a pastel blue-green, the facades are punctured with regular, vertical windows which enhances the interior with both natural daylighting and views of the surrounding fields.

k architectures: ZIK music schoolfrom the hills

hosting a number of different spaces for specific functions – individual rehearsal rooms, classrooms, percussion, jazz, chamber music and orchestral rehearsal rooms – the architects paid close attention to the acoustic requirements and sound characteristics of the facility. running along a central corridor, the spine-like circulation dictated the intuitive arrangement of the internal space. 

k architectures: ZIK music school extending green roofs

k architectures: ZIK music school

k architectures: ZIK music school

k architectures: ZIK music schoolviews of facade

k architectures: ZIK music schoolinterior view of rehearsal room

k architectures: ZIK music school (left) study space (right) circulation

k architectures: ZIK music school rehearsal room

k architectures: ZIK music school (left) entrance (right) hallway

k architectures: ZIK music schoolnight view

k architectures: ZIK music schooloverall perspective

k architectures: ZIK music schoolrendering

k architectures: ZIK music schoolsite map

k architectures: ZIK music schoolsite plan

k architectures: ZIK music schoolground floor plan

  • wonderful! 🙂

    mica

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