Crac Building
Charlotte Lamby

Crac Building

ArcelorMittal Construction como Fabricantes

Crac" is a public management body located in the heart of the city. The project involved renovating the building's envelope for energy efficiency and aesthetics, while maintaining its activity. In the end, the operation reduced the building's energy consumption for heating and cooling by more than 10 times! By way of comparison, this performance is now better than that required for a new building.

 

The construction concept was based on a simple idea: to wrap the entire building in a new prefabricated insulating skin without touching the existing façade. This proposal means that employees can remain in the building, while avoiding the costs of moving twice and having to stop work.

photo_credit Charlotte Lamby
Charlotte Lamby

After digitally scanning all the facades, several dozen prefabricated wooden panels were fixed to the existing balconies in the workshop, enabling the entire volume to be covered in just a few days.

 

All the building's new technology was placed in the gap created between the old and new facades, so that the occupants could continue to work in the best possible conditions.

 

The existing façade was dismantled and removed as soon as the new façade was in place and operational.

photo_credit Charlotte Lamby
Charlotte Lamby

The project also gives the building a new, contemporary architectural expression that is fully consistent with its construction system. The materials used are simple and light, highlighting the connections between the panels.

 

The contrast between the aluminium and the yellow colour highlights the entrance system and the sunbreakers.

 

The interior of the skin, which is in contact with the building's interior spaces, is warmer: the interior fir wood finishes contrast with the technological character of the exterior façade, giving the spaces a soothing dimension.

 

The construction of a series of furniture units integrated into the façade takes advantage of the interstitial space, offering occupants new storage facilities.

photo_credit Charlotte Lamby
Charlotte Lamby

System: Eclectic 50
Coating: Krystal
Architect: URBAN Architectes
Cladding installation partner: Habemo
Photographer: Charlotte Lamby

Products Behind Projects
Product Spotlight
Notícias
XISUI Design creates serene woven metal pavilion inspired by bird nest and eggshell structures
19 jul. 2024 Inovações
A XISUI Design cria um pavilhão sereno em metal tecido inspirado em estruturas de ninhos de pássaros e cascas de ovos

O XISUI Design, sediado em Xangai, é um estúdio multidisciplinar com uma equipa de arq... Mais

Kinder Land Bridge and Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Prairie: A Green Oasis in Houston’s Urban Heart
19 jul. 2024 Notícia
Kinder Land Bridge e Cyvia e Melvyn Wolff Prairie: Um oásis verde no coração urbano de Houston

O Memorial Park, um espaço verde urbano emblemático em Houston, Texas, há muito... Mais

Perkins&Will designs collaborative London-based head office building and “living lab”
18 jul. 2024 Notícia
A Perkins&Will concebe um edifício sede e um “laboratório vivo” colaborativo com sede em Londres

A empresa global de arquitetura e design Perkins&Will projectou a sede europeia em Londres da Si... Mais

DREAM completes a community hub in spruce and pine near Paris
18 jul. 2024 Notícia
DREAM conclui um centro comunitário em abeto e pinho perto de Paris

  O estúdio de arquitetura francês DREAM revelou o ESAT Lozaits-Seguin, um edif&i... Mais

Kindergarten in Villacurí, Peru, showcases use of traditional materials and building techniques
18 jul. 2024 Notícia
Jardim de infância em Villacurí, Peru, mostra a utilização de materiais e técnicas de construção tradicionais

Os arquitectos Betsaida Curto Reyes, do Estudio Copla, e Ander Bados Sesma, do Atelier Ander Bados,... Mais

25 best bathroom and kitchen tap manufacturers
18 jul. 2024 Especificação
25 melhores fabricantes de torneiras de casa de banho e cozinha

As louças sanitárias respondem às necessidades funcionais das casas de banho e... Mais

CEBRA designs Danish housing complex with irregular star plan and sculptural form
17 jul. 2024 Notícia
A CEBRA concebe um complexo habitacional dinamarquês com uma planta em estrela irregular e uma forma escultural

O estúdio dinamarquês de arquitetura e design CEBRA transformou um antigo moinho a vapo... Mais

Designer Maurice Mentjens creates gold-clad reliquary with Tecu® Gold cladding from KME
16 jul. 2024 Notícia
O designer Maurice Mentjens cria um relicário revestido a ouro com o revestimento Tecu® Gold da KME

A KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG foi incluída na lista da Archello dos 25 melhores fabricantes... Mais