Maison de l’Université offices by AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

            <img src="" border="0" /><p>While retaining the vocabulary of the existing building of &ldquo;Maison de l&rsquo;Universit&eacute;&rdquo;: brick, aluminum, linearity in volume, our intervention grants another look to the building, cleaner and lighter, giving the whole a new identity. While it would be difficult to speak of the main facade concerning the existing structure, that of the extension clearly orients toward a newly designed site. By its trim, the Maison de l&rsquo;Universit&eacute; came to be called the &ldquo;house of bricks&rdquo;. In order to sustain this nickname the client wanted the extension to be made from the same material. Thus for this project we used bricks in combination with aluminum. We achieved this combination in two ways. The first being a VEC curtain facade which is implemented in part on stilts and functions as the connecting gallery. This part contains the landscape offices, and whose northern elevation, which faces the parking lot and the new tramway <!--more--> becomes the main facade of the building. The second, for the individual a...</p>          

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