Eco Museum Rennes Building development, France Exhibition room architecture image, Architect, conference, entrance hall, office

Ecomuseum Rennes Building, France

Ecomuseum Rennes building design by Guinée*Potin Architects

22 Apr 2011

Design: Guinée*Potin Architects

Project Description

Taking into account a strong natural context, the project shows a wood skin drawing with a graphic pattern, composing a generous scale for a “building-sign”, real “Eco-museum” showcase.

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Ecomuseum Rennes

This formal intention, in addition to its impact, symbolises the program “Eco-museum” program, real exemplary teaching tool, this in prospect to a successful environmental integration.

Holding account of the will to use natural materials, we have chosen materials principle “eco-biological”:

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The extension of the entrance hall and the temporary exhibition is in timber framework and timber cladding. The use of “dry” producer allows a management of a clean building site, the conservation to the maximum of trees and the continuous use of existing buildings in period of work.

Southern side, the timber framework will put down an ecological concrete wall base and tinted in the mass with natural pigments. Above this wall base, the timber cladding is in natural wood shingles (chestnut) drawing graphic pattern and cover Eastern side of existing building with panel-insulating cladding.

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Ecomuseum Rennes – Building Information

Title: “Ecomuseum” in Rennes

PROGRAM: Exhibition room and conference, entrance hall and offices for the “Eco-museum” of Rennes

ADDRESS: Ecomusée du pays de Rennes – La Bintinais – 35 000 RENNES – FRANCE

ARCHITECTURAL OFFICES: Guinée*Potin Architects, in Nantes, France

Architects: Anne-Flore Guinée, Hervé Potin.

Collaborators: Céline Monvoisin, Solen Nico
Engineering: ISATEG, Nantes, France

CLIENT: Rennes Métropole

SURFACES: 880 m²

COMPETITION: 2007 (prize winner)
Studies: 2007
Construction: 2008
Delivery: Jan 2010

COST: 1850 000 € HT (without VAT)

Ecomuseum Rennes images / information from Guinée*Potin Architects

Location: Rennes, France, north western Europe

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