Léonce Georges Community CenterEdit profile
Barcelona-based calderon-folch-sarsanedas arquitectes in collaboration with g. lafond created the 'léonce georges community center, named after the local firefighting hero, as a much needed multifunctional facility for the small town of chauffailles in france. The city had at the architect's disposal a semi-deteriorated farm next to an expansive field, with the idea to reform the existing building and expand with a new one. the original L-shaped footprint was conserved, along with the stone masonry vernacular, timber trusses and ceramic roof tiles to respect the local agricultural culture.
Extending the pocketed area, the new addition is made entirely of local douglass fir braced by subtle light steel frames, as a materially sensitive response to the adjacent architectural language. prefabricated sections allow the structure to be dismantled in the future. Contrasting to the orthogonal farmhouse, angled roof planes over a large unified space with operable folding walls offer a multi-use social program that opens to the field. triangular skylights bring plenty of natural light to the interior, spotlighting a small stage platform.
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