Multifunction cultural centre

Fretin - France

Date: 2007

Client: Ville de Fretin

Net area: 3445 m² SHON

Cost: 4.5 M€ HT

Mission: invited competition entry

Competition entry for the construction of a multifunction cultural and sports centre located in the northern french town of Fretin. The proposal, an articulated mass clad in terra cotta panels and covered by an undulating zinc roof, seeks to reveal each programmatic entity (media library, martial arts dojo, fitness centre, school cafeteria, youth activity centre, exhibit space) by means of a series of overscaled «apertures». A central planted courtyard links both spatially and visually the various components. Sustainability guidelines were respected.