Cultural Centre Léonce-Georges

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Architects
Pilar Calderon, Marc Folch and Gérald Lafond.
Collaborators
Atelier Nord/Sud OPC (director), Bernuz-Fernánde arquitectes (structural engineer), Frairot (structural engineer), Thermifluide (installations), EAI (acustic), Anoche Iluminación Arquitectónica (illumination), ECPI H. Carrabin (budget).
Area
Area.- 904 m².
Dates
Date.- 2007 (project), 2012 (completed).
Location
Rue Gambetta, 4. Chauffailles, France.
Budget
€1,616,256.00
Photography
Pol Viladoms.

PILAR CALDERON, MARC FOLCH Y POL SARSANEDAS. CALDERON-FOLCH-SARSANEDAS ARQUITECTES

Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes is an Architecture office in Barcelona founded in 2000 and awarded in 2004 and 2012 with the AJAC prize for young architects. They propose a 'conscious' architecture, to improve people’s quality of life and to offer an optimal solution for the client’s requirements and for the collective interest, through socially and environmentally responsible attitude. They are Certified Passive House Designers from the Passivhaus Institut.

Pilar Calderón.- Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architecture of Barcelona- of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). She completed her studies in the School of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the UC in Santiago of Chile and participated in the program for the elimination of poverty “Servicio País” in the Chilean Patagonia. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. She conceived and directed the Postgraduate Diploma in Set Design (Elisava -School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona -Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2011-2015). She is co-author with Marc Folch of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet” (ISBN 9788496185241).

Marc Folch.- Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architeture of Barcelona- of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). He completed his studies in the Lund Teknisker Högskolan of the Lunds Universitet of Sweeden, where he won the scholarship to participate in the research project “Space for living- living in space” with NASA’s Terrestrial Research Studio (Star) in Houston – United States. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. He is currently involved in many Master degrees related to Architecture and Sustainability in several Universities. He is co-author with Pilar Calderon of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet” (ISBN 9788496185241).

Pol Sarsanedas.- Certified Passive House Designer from the Passivhaus Institut of Germany. Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architecture of Barcelona- of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and Postgraduated in “Sustainability and Architecture” by the Sert School of Barcelona. He completed his studies in Switzerland at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Università della Svizzera Italiana). In 2009 he started his collaboration with Calderon-Folch Arquitectes and since 2011 he is an associated architect at Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association.

Pilar Calderon, Marc Folch. Calderon-Folch Studio

Calderon-Folch Studio is an Architecture firm based in Barcelona and founded in 2000, by Pilar Calderon  and Marc Folch. They are experienced with nearly Zero-Energy Building (nZEB), Zero Impact Building (ZIB) and Passive House Designers. Their designs have high energy efficiency performance and minimum ecological footprint, through an efficient production management and an exhaustive economic control. 

They have been awarded with the International Spanish Architects Awards-Young Architect Abroad by the CSCAE-Spanish Architects Association, with the “Prix National Construction en Bois-Coup de Coeur” Award by the “Association des Maires de France”, in 2012 with the National Energy Efficiency Awards in Spain by Isover, and in 2004 and 2012 with the AJAC Award for Young Architects by the Catalan Architects Association. Nominated to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe 2015.

Pilar Calderon, co-founder and principal. 
Barcelona, 1975. Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architecture of Barcelona- Polythechnic University of Catalonia). She completed her studies in the School of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the UC in Santiago of Chile and participated in the program for the elimination of poverty “Servicio País” in the Chilean Patagonia. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. She conceived and directed the Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degree in Set Design (School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona -Pompeu Fabra University-, 2011-2015). Since 2015 she is an Associated Professor at the Architectural Projects Department of the ETSAB (UPC) and a member of the jury of the Final Thesis since 2018. She is co-author with Marc Folch of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet”.

Marc Folch, co-founder and principal. 
Barcelona, 1975. Master in Architecture (EtsaB -School of Architeture of Barcelona- Polythechnic University of Catalonia). He completed his studies in the Lund Teknisker Högskolan of the Lunds Universitet of Sweeden and he participated in the research project “Space for living- living in space” with NASA’s Terrestrial Research Studio (Star) in Houston – United States. Awarded with the Ajac prize for Young Architects in 2004 and 2012 by the Catalan Architects Association and with the International Spanish Architecture (Young Architect Abroad) by the Spanish Architects Association. He is currently involved as a professor in many Master Degrees of Architecture and Sustainabilty in several Universities. He is co-author with Pilar Calderon of the book “Neruda-Rodríguez Arias. Houses for a poet”. He is part-time professor teaching Architectural Design at Study Abroad Program Barcelona-El Vallès (IASAP-BV/ Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Polo Sarsanedas. Sarsanedas Arquitectura

Sarsanedas arquitectura offers comprehensive architectural services in a field of work that ranges from the domestic scale to the urban sphere, both in the public and private sectors, focusing on Conscious and Sustainable Architecture. Founded by Pol Sarsaneda.

Pol Sarsanedas. Master in Architecture from ETSAB (Higher Technical School of Barcelona - from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia). He completed his training in Switzerland in the workshops of Aires Mateus and Peter Zumthor, at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Università della Svizzera italiana).

He is a Certified Passive House Designer (Passivhaus Institut, Germany) and has completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability and Architecture, and the Bioconstruction and Biohabitability workshops at the Sert School of the College of Architects of Catalonia.

In 2012 he obtained the "Ajac Award for Young Architects" from the Official College of Architects of Catalonia and in 2012 the Isover "National Award for Energy Efficiency". In 2015, the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation selects a work in which it has contributed significantly to the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies Van der Rohe Awards and Fomento de las Arte y DiseÒo, also to the FAD Awards. Architect committed to Sustainable Architecture, he has been involved in the Master in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency of the ETSAB UPC, professor at the Sert School of COAC (Introduction to the Passivhaus February and May 2020; Session during NZEB of M.Wassouf 01 2020) and he has been a member of the Jury of the III Iberoamerican Passivhaus Contest held at the 7th Spanish Passivhaus conference.
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