Neighbourhood centre of L’Arbrisseau

The project screens the various programs to free up the largest garden possible while providing a real status of public facilities, cultural and social home neighborhood. On the ground floor are the reception, the mother and child care and multi home. Settle on the first floor recreation center breast young WING space and activity rooms for children aged 6-12 in which the reading area, double height, and pursued by the bleachers, creating a visual relationship and physical with the upper floor. On the second floor is the hall and the adult area. The reading area of the adult library extends bleachers and connects the second and third floors. On this level takes place and an administration official residence of four rooms extended terrace to the south. These program elements will unite around an atrium linking all ages. Around it, a concrete core, the tree metaphor awaited by residents of the Shrub, expressed in his drawing the structural forces that cross, hosting services, vertical circulation and supports the building . So that all activities have an outdoor space, each level is extended by terraces. They are related by steps: the user can access the activities from the outside and enjoy the roof of the building. It, exudes a genuine gazebo overlooking the neighborhood of the shrub.


Project Type


Lille, France

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