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Philippe Gibert Architecte : Centre le Lac

In its volumes as clear and limpid as pure water, the Center Lake, designed by the architect Philippe Gibert hosts all the functions of a cultural space worthy of the name. The proof that a project can be sober, simple and yet very complete.

Designed by architect Philippe Gibert and delivered in 2017 in Sedan (08), this multifunctional cultural center is the result of an urban policy aimed at bringing "A new centrality in the neighborhood"says the designer. An ambitious goal, which alone justifies the program ultra complete this project, which includes an exhibition space, a multipurpose room, a professional kitchen and a second, educational, a health pole PMI, a toy library, a maternal center, offices and even a cybercafe!

To concentrate all these uses in one space, Philippe Gibert favored a large and single white volume on one level, like a long ribbon divided into several sequences each corresponding to a function. North side, the facade is fully glazed and provides a soft and controlled natural lighting, while connecting the hall of the cultural space to the public esplanade in front and attracting the eyes of passersby. As for the cover, it comes down to an immaculate metal envelope "Forming a continuous skin. This material turns on the roof, reinforcing the image and the unique character of the building »completes the architect. Inside too, it's all about epure. The volumes are left to the maximum, animated here and there by a remarkable false ceiling composed of fine openwork wooden battens, while two patios allow users and employees to enjoy the outdoors. In the absence of a water point - contrary to what its name suggests - Lake is the ideal place for a large culture bath!

Project title : Center Lake
City, Country: Then (08)
Owner: Would they then
Mastery of work : Philippe Gibert Architect
Area : 350 m2
Cost of works: 2 600 000 € HT
Calendar : 2017 delivery

Photographs: Sergio Grazia

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Culture - Space / cultural center

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et by Philippe Gibert Architect

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  • Guest - SVOBODA

    serenity and simplicity needed to enhance the cultural potential of the individual

  • Guest - JACQUELIN

    Attractive project, on a human scale, where light floods the premises.
    The interior spaces are in direct contact with the environment, thus participating in the calm and serenity of a cultural bath.

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