Nièvre’s Departmental Archives

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Nièvre’s Departmental Archives

French Office Building Extension – design by Architecture Patrick Mauger

5 Jul 2014

Nièvre’s Departmental Archives in France

Design: Architecture Patrick Mauger

Address: Rue de la Feuille, 61200 Argentan, France

Location: Argentan commune, Orne department, northwestern France

The rundown building housing Nièvre’s departmental archives has undergone rehabilitation and been provided with an extension. Two new buildings are positioned in parallel with the existing rehabilitated building.

Nievre Departmental Archives

The first, giving onto the street, is slightly stepped back to create an esplanade marking the public nature of this institution. The façades are formed from screen-printed glass panels with different gradations and levels of transparency that create reflections and random vibrations.

Nievre Departmental Archives

The second building, providing an extension to the rear, is the archives preservation area and completes the existing archives building. The outer skin is formed from concrete panels of varying Burgundy stone tones. The edifice is insulated by a double skin complex of blocks providing thermal and hygrometric inertia, forming part of the project’s sustainable development approach.

Nievre Departmental Archives

Nièvre’s Departmental Archives – Building Information

Project: Nievre’s Departmental Archives
Title: Nievre’s Departmental Archives
Client: General Council of the Nièvre
Architect: Architecture Patrick Mauger
Site area: 1 932 m²
Location: 1, rue Charles Roy, 58000 Nevers, France
Status: agent architect
Project start date: september 2009 / Project end date : march 2012
Cost: 10 900 000 €
Collaborators: Khephren (Structure), Cap Ingelec (Fluid), CPS (electricity), DAL (economist)
Photographs © Didier Boy de la Tour

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