A house for gardeners
Charles Bouchaib

A house for garderners

Haddock Architecture as Architects

The project is part of the La Courrouze urban development zone to the west of Rennes. The client, the city of Rennes, aims to support the growth of this new neighborhood by creating a building intended for the maintenance and upkeep teams of parks and gardens.

photo_credit Charles Bouchaib
Charles Bouchaib
photo_credit Charles Bouchaib
Charles Bouchaib

This facility includes, on one hand, the agents' changing rooms, and on the other hand, the associated spaces: workshop and equipment storage. Constructing a technical building involves becoming part of the history of the most radical architectural forms: a rational structure enveloping an indifferentiated function, without intellectual compromise.

photo_credit Charles Bouchaib
Charles Bouchaib
photo_credit Charles Bouchaib
Charles Bouchaib

The project seeks to reestablish an evident relationship between rational structure, frugal architecture, and constructive truth to create a contemporary vernacular architecture.

photo_credit Charles Bouchaib
Charles Bouchaib
photo_credit Charles Bouchaib
Charles Bouchaib

The technical center is above all a working tool with constraints related to flows and storage, but it's also a living space for the gardeners. In this new piece of city facing one of the last industrial activities in Rennes, the stacking of functions and constructive systems allows for the combination of uses, urban integration, and industrial heritage.

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