A rural context and in opposition a big residential area suggested an impressive architecture, well-integrated into the surrounding landscape. The volumetric model was inspired by the Alsatian architecture's archetype, which repeated, permits to get a variable volume, suitable for a public building. Therefore the most remarkable sign is the roof that unifies all the functions under an unique architectural element. Peculiarities of site, suggested us to design a sole building. The concentration of the first phase functions in one place will permit notable economic savings and will facilitate building's management and maintenance. The proportion of the building defines a strong but simple architecture, a building that even though can be defined industrial still keeps familiar thanks to the reference of pitched roofs.
Location: Rixheim, Alsace (68), France.
Client: Mairie de Rixheim.
Architects: MFA Architects – NMA Nicola Martinoli Architetto.
Design team: Marco Venosta – Martina Pavani – Erica Beluffi – Daniele Quadri.
Site area:12.000 m².
Total floor area:1.620 m².
Landscape area:12.000 m².
Structural engineering: SIB Etudes (béton) – BWG (charpente métallique).
Mechanical and Plumbing engineering: Bet Marchal.
Electrical Engineering: BMA.
Construction Mngmt: C2Bi.
Construction cost: 2.450.000 €.
Schedule: competition May 2012 – completed in July 2015.