Roscoff Biological Station

Roscoff Biological Station

Architect
WIP Architecture

Atelier orra
Location
Place Georges Tessier, 29680 Roscoff, France | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Research Facilities
Mathieu Noel

Roscoff Biological Station

WIP Architecture as Architects

Resting by the sea in classified site, opposite of the Île-de-Batz, the fishpond is a century-old structure that has two aspects. A public face, on the beach, massive and inherent to its function (to retain water) and a lighter discreet side, which is only revealed to researchers at the Roscoff Biological Station. The work forms with its environment a coherent and respectful architecture. It magnifies the exceptional character of the site and integrates with it through a silent and calm design.

photo_credit Mathieu Noel
Mathieu Noel

The project is particularly simple: a weight wall and an interior circular walkway entirely reworked, some totally invisible buried and vegetated technical area, a new platform for experimental purposes and finally a belvedere, in order to take advantage of the maritime landscape. Water management, essential for the operation of the site, is optimized and fits naturally into the architectural ensemble.

photo_credit Mathieu Noel
Mathieu Noel

The association of architectural concrete and local granite with the lacework of entirely handmade stainless steel locksmiths creates a dialogue between mass and framework, density and finesse while respecting the seascape of Roscoff.

photo_credit Mathieu Noel
Mathieu Noel
photo_credit Mathieu Noel
Mathieu Noel
photo_credit Mathieu Noel
Mathieu Noel
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Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: Architectural Concrete, bush-hammered concrete
2. Flooring: Architectural Concrete, local granite
3. Doors: Stainless steel
4. Locksmiths: Stainless steel
5. Roofing: Garden-roof, local granite
6. Interior lighting: Lights by Kaufel

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