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The buildings have an anodized aluminum skin

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas originally won the rights to design France’s newest public building through the 2007 Région Languedoc-Roussillon architecture design competition. Their awe-inspiring sculptural design consists of a hotel and three restaurants as well as accommodation for both students and staff. This ensures the most efficient use of space by combining education, housing and real-world hospitality in one 3.95 acre site.

Anodized aluminum is recognized as one of the most sustainable commercial building materials because of its recyclability, and Studio Fuksas has used a lot of it. No fewer than 17,000 cases of triangular-shaped panels were incorporated into the facade, which creates a dazzling display of light and shadow. And finally, rooftop photovoltaic panels on the first building and management apartments provide renewable energy for part of the school. While we’ve certainly seen greater commitments to sustainability, the Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management might just be the most beautiful of its kind.

+ Studio Fuksas

images © Moreno Maggi

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  1. Eithan September 26, 2012 at 6:14 am

    It’s really amazing and this type of projects will save our nature and environment. Because rooftop photovoltaic panels on the first building and management apartments provide renewable energy for part of the school. While we’ve certainly seen greater commitments to sustainability, the Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management might just be the most beautiful of its kind.I think this type of projects should open in every country. I think we should support PALS because PALS is working for Waste management recycling and PALS is a group of environmentally conscious people who love pure air want to live in a cleaner.

  2. Alucobond Europe September 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Please note that the skin is not of anodized aluminium, but of ALUCOBOND® composite panels in Anodized Look, which has a lacquered surface matching the EURAS standard !!!

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