Nursery in Buhl, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The building marks the entrance to a small village nestling in a valley in Alsace. A thirteenth-century castle dominates the site from the nearby hillside. The day nursery echoes the orthonormal geometry of the fortified castle. A perimeter wall with openings like on a castle wall protects the children’s playgrounds. This spatial arrangement offers views…

‘Salvador Allende’ performing arts centre and music studios in Mons-en-Baroeul, by Dominique Coulon & associés

Set in the orthonormal organisation of the town of Mons-en-Barœul, the cultural centre pivots, the better to look at the town hall. The building gains in autonomy and becomes an urban landmark. It contains three music studios, one 500-seat modular auditorium, a bar, an exhibition gallery, and a large rehearsal room.  The pivoting of the…

Covered market and exhibition area in Schiltigheim, by Dominique Coulon & associés

The rehabilitation of the butchers’ cooperative is part of a process initiated by the municipality with the aim of regenerating the town’s urban fabric.  The place was originally a distillery, before becoming a butchers’ cooperative, and had been taken over by the municipal authorities, which had turned it into an exhibition area for young artists…