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Ateliers O-S Architectes’ New Cultural Center in Nevers Incorporates Public Space into the Roof Design
Posted By Helen Morgan On December 13, 2012 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Design,Green Building | No Comments
The roof of this fantastic community center in France is covered with bleachers, creating an inviting meeting space. Designed by Ateliers O-S Architectes, the two-story center features a courtyard at the heart of the site, creating a community space to be used for games and events, or even a picnic spot for the local neighborhood. The center is located in the French town of Nevers, and it's designed to create an extensive public space for the town's residents.
The building will feature glazed walls, which will flood the ground floor of the center with natural light. Each of the concrete walls are concealed by timber cladding and make the space ambient and warm. The construction also incorporates a first-floor balcony which overlooks the space, and a 220-seat auditorium on the ground floor.
Besides the innovative bleacher-filled roof, the center is a building designed to fulfill its purpose for the community, and it includes a creche, event rooms, and a dance hall, alongside meeting rooms that run along the first floor.
Images courtesy of Ateliers O-S Architectes
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