KAAN + Pranlas-Descours, Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat in Lille (France)
Photos: Fernando Guerra /FG+SG
This new complex acts as a transition between a motorway built over the historical Vauban fortification and the Eurartisanat Campus of Lille, which the same architects designed.
Coexisting in the building are the emphatic boldness of its geometry, the minimalist severeness of the facade, and a variety of interior spaces accommodating uses ranging from workshops to representative areas.
A rich program translates into a complex section, and the finishes try to contribute to order and serenity by means of two distinct textures: that of the natural stone in the courtyards, and that of the plastered surfaces inside.
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