Multi-functional space

Panazol France

Date: 2016

Client: Ville de Panazol

Net area: 1375 m² SHON

Cost: 2.25 M€ HT

Mission: Invited competition entry

The spatial organisation of the new Panazol multipurpose facility allows for a wide array of functions and configurations, ranging from a 1000 standing/450 seated performance layout in a single hall, to a division into two smaller conference/meeting/performance spaces, connected to a central kitchen facility for catering needs. The large glazed openings at each end of the broad sky-lit internal entry hall allow a visual connection from the hall to the town of Limoges across the Vienne River valley to the west. The simple, elongated form of the building and its external cladding of powder-coated corrugated metal and 3-ply rough-finished wood panels extending into the interior hall evoke the traditional agricultural buildings of the Limousin region, and in complement to its wooded, hilly site.