in association with Lancereau et Meyniel Architectes
Collaborator : Simone Breitkopf
3D Images : Marc Chouraqui
Client : SIP – Sociéte immobilière de la ville de Poitiers
Programme : SIP Head Quarter offices
Surface : 1000 sqm
Budget: 1.5 M euros HT
Status: Restricted competition, Second Place
The starting point of this project stand on the site urban structuring lines: built mass, grounds, pathways and axes in order to assume the lines which compose the project. The result is an extremely simple volume that articulates in its centre the different pedestrian pathways directions.
To animate the simplicity and regularity of the proposed quiet form, a detailed approach to the composition of the façades had design a great diversity of dimensions and positions of each façade plan. The composition plays with the random localization of elements, windows and its folding metal shutters and photovoltaic solar panels. Each element is connected t its neighbour through a metallic sheet to compose a large entity in it self.
Indeed, a whole progressive ‘game’ is established between the opacity of the brick wall (solid and thick) and the quasi holographic reflexivity of the metallic photovoltaic panels and reflective transparency of the openings, filtered by the its metallic reflexive solar protections.
The project reflects an image of precision, of technological excellence and high performance of each material without ostentation or formal exaggeration.
The development of this project reflects the research for simplicity and site respect, where borders were preserved, where no tree had to be cut down, and where the buildings come into being through the already urban, architectural and life existence.