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Apprentice Formation Centre by AIR in France

© Denis Ferratier    © Denis Ferratier © Denis Ferratier © David Boureau © David Boureau

Architects:  AIR / Cyrille Hanappe & Olivier Leclercq
AIR in collaboration with Cyille Hanappe & Olivier Leclercq, hace recently finished the extension of the Apprentice Formation Center in Val-de-Marne department, near Paris. The key aim was to transform the extension in a compact and economic building. The new extension, achieves the composition of the complex of the Chambre des Métiers of the Val-de-Marne Departement, near Paris.

site planThe raw yellow facade gives a clear identity to the building. It comes down on the ground and back up again the previously existing building, creating an open sunny room, a generous public space linking the old and the new. On the existing building, the defines an extension of the cafeteria.


© David Boureau  
© David BoureauIn a game of inversion, the new building backs its facade and is based on a complex structure. The long span (20m) of the plumbers workshop is assured with full height beam that frames the second floor. The triangulations of these beams give the diamond shape of the upper level windows and the inclination of the zinc.


 Via ArchDaily

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