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MDR Architectes Complete Strikingly ‘Green’ Gymnase Clapiers In Montpelier, France
Posted By Gem Barton On July 31, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Sustainable Building | No Comments
The windows and openings are carefully considered based upon orientation; almost non-existent on the north façade and narrow and deep on the western facades, this helps to improve the energy performance of the building. Open able windows are strategically placed to enhance the potential of natural ventilation  in the gym areas, keeping the areas cool in periods of high activity.
This design is simple, logical and striking, and while no budget has been disclosed, given the use of Nanogel we can only assume it wasn’t small. Whether or not the building really does sit well in the environment cannot really be commented on, as none of the images provided show enough context, but this neat little compact gym gets a thumbs up from us!
Via Archdaily 
Images by Benoit Wehrle 
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URLs in this post:
 MDR Architectes: http://www.mdr-archi.com
 aerogel: http://www.nanogel.com
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/mdr-architectes-complete-strikingly-green-gymnase-clapiers-in-montpelier-france/gymnase-clapiers-mdr-architectes-images-by-benoit-wehrle-entrance-view/
 natural ventilation: http://www.wbdg.org/resources/naturalventilation.php
 Archdaily: http://www.archdaily.com/256055/gymnase-clapiers-mdr-architectes/50087cbf28ba0d7962000010_gymnase-clapiers-mdr-architectes_clapiers_15-jpg/
 Benoit Wehrle: http://wehrle.benoit.free.fr/
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