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Headquarters Metropole Rouen Normandy

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Jacques Ferrier Architecture
location Rouen
function government, office
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The headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie is a unique, memorable and fitting image on the banks of the Seine in Rouen. What makes it so unique is how the new building fits in with the surrounding landscape of Rouen. The building's dynamic profile contrasts with the omnipresence of horizontal designs found along the major port, while its silhouette echoes the renovated industrial buildings on the right bank. The oblique shapes are reminiscent of the silhouettes of cranes and other objects in the port and the bows of the passing ships. The effect is inspired by impressionist painting, and in particular Claude Monet. The glass is covered with a layer of metal oxide creating a colourful iridescent reflection from the outside, but disappearing on the inside leaving the light in work areas unaffected. These changing colours are a contemporary interpretation of the chromatic variations in Claude Monet's many paintings of Rouen Cathedral.

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Headquarters Metropole Rouen Normandy
Allée François Mitterrand 108
Project is public!
Completion 7- 2017
Floor area/size 8300 m2
Cost € 25000000,-
ArchitectJacques Ferrier Architecture
Client Métropole Rouen
Project ID 21262
Latitude/Longitude 49°24'10N 01°07'29E
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