Bâtiment public communal, Appietto
Project without Planning Permission
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Municipal building, Appietto
This project’s origins lie in the site's history: working with “what's already there”, as in the crumbled rocks along the old communal road. This scheme revives architecture comprising thick walls and wood (Corsican laricio pine found in our forests). The buildings planned are compact, multi-storey whenever possible and in keeping with the vernacular architecture. The town hall and multi-purpose hall work together to create the space required for a hamlet, one stretching skywards, the other set into the ground. The town hall emerges as a signpost in the landscape, while the multi-purpose hall sinks down for better noise management. Beyond its overall form, this project aims to be both an urban landscape piece and a functional tool, protecting its occupants by offering them a pleasant setting that opens onto the landscape.
The jury's opinion: “Corsican traditional stone architecture beautifully silhouettes mineral carcasses from afar that are rather minimalist when approached. This municipal building project, which enhances the natural aspect, has retained the elements that make this architecture so powerful."
Combas Architectes, Alba Architecture
1 810 m²
Montant des travaux
2 260 270 €