Alpex Cultural Centre / Atelier Archiplein
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Alpex Cultural Centre is positioned in Scionzier, a city within the Rhône-Alpes area of south-eastern France. The venture concerned the transformation of a former machining manufacturing unit, with the agency commissioned to increase and convert the constructing into a brand new cultural centre, forming a part of a broader grasp plan to renovate and revitalize the center of Scionzier.
In affiliation with (MAW) scenographer, Atelier Archiplein was commissioned to undertake all facets of the venture, which concerned the decision of delicate points inherent within the main transformation of a constructing designated as an area heritage website.
Colourful previous. Within the preliminary levels of the venture, an in depth heritage prognosis was carried out and revealed an unique shade palette related to the historic previous of the constructing. The unique construction included shades of inexperienced, crimson, and yellow, all of which the agency embraced in restoring the prevailing façades of the constructing. The riverside façade was the one unique facade seen to the encircling neighborhood at the moment, and the emergence of the retro shade palette was embraced by native inhabitants in the course of the refurbishment.
A colonnade of stone. A big, open house between the brand new cultural centre and the Scionzier City Corridor constructing offered a chance to transform the construction’s current gable façade into the principle façade that closes off a newly constructed city sq.. Utilizing locally-sourced Hauteville stone, Atelier Archiplein designed an expansive colonnade entry porch that reshaped the façade into a surprising new entranceway, signalling the significance and status of the constructing’s new public perform.
Extracted from a website positioned lower than 100 km from Scionzier, the usage of Hauteville stone displays Atelier Archiplein’s dedication to utilizing pure, regionally procured supplies each time potential. Completion of the Alpex Cultural Centre marks the most recent contribution to a collection of solid-stone initiatives within the area by which Atelier Archiplein has been concerned over the previous a number of years.
A ray of sunshine. The finished Alpex Cultural Centre gives nice ﬂexibility, with radiant, eye-catching magnificence defining the service areas of its two predominant exhibition rooms. Low-arched bays infuse the house with pure gentle, offering higher ﬂexibility when it comes to its potential makes use of. Sliding alongside the total size of the construction, the constructing’s new extension homes a short lived exhibition room. The extension’s saw-tooth roof delivers an extra abundance of pure gentle and is the one aspect of the design that’s visibly uncovered to the city sq..