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Regional Council Loire Atlantique

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Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
 
location Nantes
function government, office
contributed by Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

The future home to Loire Atlantique's Regional Council is part of a major urban plan being carried out on the Île de Nantes. Located at a big intersection and along railway lines, its general volumes and elevations are adapted to the urban rules and situation encountered to provide a variably contoured outline. Its H-shaped design leaves room for a large plaza in the public space to the east and an enormous garden containing beautiful protected trees to the west along the railway tracks. A two-level base provides continuity and a setting to the whole with accessible, deep, landscaped terraces. The architecture highlights two faces. The walls on the street side are urban with alternating, vertical extruded-aluminum strips and glass panels. The depth, the undulating relief and the satiny metal create a sensuality and counterpoint to the glass's reflection and sparkle.

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Regional Council Loire Atlantique
Address
Boulevard Victor Hugo 28
France
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday : 9AM-12:30PM & 1:45PM-5:30PM
Saturday, Sunday : Closed
How to get there? Trams (lines 2,3) : Mangin Station
Completion 2015
Floor area/size 14500 m2
ArchitectBrenac & Gonzalez & Associés
landscape designerTN+
Client Loire Atlantique's Regional Council
 
Project ID 33161
Latitude/Longitude 47°12'12N 01°33'06W
Contributed by Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes
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