The whole of Aubevoye’s water treatment plant meets the requirements of an innovative HQE® process, offering a bioclimatic operations building with a Douglas pine tree wooden frame.
The natural, high-performance materials used allow a safe, comfortable and long-lasting construction which is also positive-energy thanks to a photovoltaic roof. The building is oriented on a North/South axis, benefiting from optimal sunshine over the winter, while in summer, the heat is dissipated thanks to the dual-flow ventilation system and the sun-breaker devices on the roof.
The whole building is integrated within an eco-landscaped site which fosters the development of biodiversity.
The Guyana Forest and Wood House is promoting the Guyanese wood sector. The building was developed as a demonstrator of the originality and performance of this sector. The Peyi wood was selected to meet the architectural and natural resources management requirements. The building’s different volumes and heights address the needs of the program, which welcomes not only the public but also a research lab and offices. The structure also meets the climate requirements (natural ventilation, solar protection…) of the site.
The Elisabethan Theater of Hardelot castle is located in the heart center of the Condette wetland natural reserve, not far away from the coastline and exposed to the wind. This building, designed from concentric spruce cylinders, is the first naturally ventilated theatertre project. It offers the audience a close rapport with the stage while meeting the environmental requirements intended by the “Pas de Calais” local government (bioclimatic building, thermal inertia, natural ventilation…).
Cogneau-Lamirande school group comprises a kindergarten and a primary school with 6 classrooms in each. Located on a site where the levelling work had already been done for a previous project, the school group was designed according to the Amazonia Environmental Quality (AEQ) approach, adapting to the existing levelling while being positioned to take advantage of the wind and sun. The building envelope is the culmination of the construction site’s bioclimatic potential exploitation process: the solar protection, openings and their positioning on the frontage, the materials used and the plants contribute to the inclusion of the project within the AEQ approach.
The Plantins de Beynes plant is located in the heart of a remarkable site surrounded by an archaeological area to the South and agricultural fields to the North. The architectural team aims to create a dialogue with the surrounding rural areas while respecting the biological balance in place and giving the development complex, using landscaping and architectural treatment. Construction works began in May, 2011 and the plant has been operational since August, 2012.
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