Aurélie Husson – collectif Studiolada : Codexial

Typical activity park of the 80 years, Brabois technopole (54) has the distinction of being located in the middle of a forest. A wooded environment with which the architect Aurélie Husson Studiolada does not hesitate to play for the design of a dermatological laboratory whose pace is located a thousand places of traditional cold medical spaces.

Populated with hardwoods, the Bois de la Champelle sees a strange tree emerge from its land: Codexial, a dermatological laboratory with a simple geometry covered with a second skin made of thin brown aluminum blades positioned vertically. A succession of metallic elements whose tones close to the joinery echo a planted site, cutting with the concrete facades - precast thermal - and the almost brutalist aspect of the set of 700 square meters.


"A vocabulary of raw material is used voluntarily as noble materials. This aspect contrasts with the traditionally sanitized environments of laboratories. " collective Studiolada

The U-shaped project is organized around a central patio, linking the workspaces to the outside. An essential connection intensified by the presence of large windows allowing offices and meeting rooms spread over three levels to be constantly bathed in natural light. Inside there is a warm atmosphere, due to the views of the forest and the presence of beech wood in the facilities.

A tertiary space like no other nestled in the heart of a lush tree.

The project is selected for the ADC Awards 2019 in the category Tertiary / New

To learn more, visit the ADC Awards website that Studiolada

Photos: Ludmilla Cerveny

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