New Centre for Culture and Tourism. La Boussole by Dominique Coulon & associés

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Dominique Coulon & associés. Lead Architect.- Dominique Coulon.
Project supervision.- Steve Letho Duclos, Javier Gigosos Ruipérez.
Assistant architects.- Hannes Libis, Mathilde Blum, Yannick Signani.
Worksite supervision.- Javier Gigosos Ruipérez.
Engineering consulting firm (Structure).- Batiserf Ingénierie.
Engineering consulting firm (Electricity).- BET Gilbert Jost.
Engineering consulting firm (Fluids).- Solares Bauen.
Economics.- E3 Économie.
Acoustics.- ESP-DB Silence.
Landscape gardener.- Bruno Kubler.
IT security.- BET Gilbert Jost.
Communauté d’Agglomération de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (public authority of the Saint-Dié-des-Vosges urban area).
4,819 sqm.
Competition.- December 2016. Examination of project.- January 2017 to October 2018. Project execution.- April 2019 to November 2022. Delivery.- 2024.
2 place Jules Ferry, 88100 Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France.
10,533,000 € excl. VAT.
Arches Démolition (demolition and asbestos removal). ID Verde (gardens). Batico 88 (general earthworks, structural works, metal framework, elevation restoration). SAS Coanus (roofing, watertightness, glass roof). René HELLUY (exterior metalwork). LAUGEL et RENOUARD (locks, fences, gates). KAPP Échafaudages (scaffolding). Plâtriers et Plaquistes de l’Est PPE (plasterwork, indoor suspended ceilings). HUNSINGER (indoor joinery, furniture). Francesconi (tiling). Europ Revêtements (glued-down flooring). SARL LENOIR F et N (indoor paintwork, cleaning and finishing works). LTBO Ascenseurs (lifts). BRUYNZEEL rangements SAS (mobile shelving). SARL Éric Theisen (plumbing, sanitary installations, wastewater system). DALKIA (heating, ventilation). SODEL (electricity).

Dominique Coulon

Dominique Coulon & associés. Located in the heart of Strasbourg, Dominique Coulon & Associés is a firm of architects of national and international renown.

For more than 25 years, the agency has earned a reputation for the quality of the public facilities it designs. It has worked on a wide and varied range of programmes, including a media library, music school, auditorium, school complex, swimming pool, sports facilities, a residential home for the dependent elderly, and housing.
Dominique Coulon and his three associates Steve Lethos Duclos, Olivier Nicollas and Benjamin Rocchi allow their intuition to lead the way as they seek to develop contextual projects that combine contrast and complexity, where the outer envelope hints at inner richness. Spatial quality and natural light are fundamental elements in every project: space is always controlled by precise geometry.

The agency has received many awards and distinctions: firstly in 1996 with the Prix de la Première Oeuvre for the ‘Pasteur’ lower secondary school in Strasbourg, followed by a number of nominations for the Équerre d’Argent award in 1999, 2002 and 2003. In 2006 it was a prize-winner in the PEB1 Compendium of Exemplary Educational Establishments organised by the OECD, for the ‘Martin Peller’ school complex in Reims. In 2008 it was nominated for the BSI Swiss Architectural Award and for the European Union prize awarded by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, for the National Drama Centre in Montreuil. It has received a Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award on three occasions. In 2014, it won the Pool Vision Contest prize in the ‘public pools’ category, for the swimming pool in Bagneux. In 2017 it received the first prize in the Eiffel Trophies rewarding steel architecture, for the Media Library (Third Place) in Thionville, and was nominated for the European Union prize awarded by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, for the residential home for the dependent elderly and the residential centre for handicapped people in Orbec.



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