Art & Architecture + [Multipurpose Hall]

Mazan, Francia: La Boiserie Mazan by De-SO
La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

“The ‘Boiserie’, which translates as the Woodworkis a multi-function eventcenter with a 1000-person capacity.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

The building emerges from the striped viticultural landscape of Provence, France, and is dominated by the giant Mount Ventoux.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

It is a unique example of timber and straw-bale construction. the program is split between two volumes to soften its impact on the surroundings and rupture its scale.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

The Entry Pavilion is a low horizontal building inspired by the region’s dry-stone terraced retaining-walls called restanque in French. This pavilion opens out toward the landscape.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

In the background, a 12-meter inclined cedar shading façade protects the plastered exterior walls of the concert hall. the angle of the timber skin references the slopes of Mount Ventoux and creates a silhouette that communicates the civic nature of the meeting hall.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

The sloping filter is made from slats of silver-grey cedar which project animated shadows onto the ochre-colored planes of the hall.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

This double facade creates depth and a vibration of color and light. At night, the building is lit between the two skins, transforming it into a glowing lantern.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

The concert hall’s atypical interior mirrors the exterior with the timber slats on the walls and ceiling using the same rhythm. the exterior wood is essentially turned inside-out to re-express the majestic volume.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

This timber ambiance evokes the traditional French community hall, and is ideal for a variety of possible configurations. the space is equipped with folding bleachers.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

It can be lit naturally or completely shaded from daylight. the use of wood and straw-bale insulation results in a versatile acoustic environment.” Description from the architects.

La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe
La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe
La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe
La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe
La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe
La Boiserie Mazan by DoSe

Location: Mazan, France Architects: DE-SO Project Manager: Matthieu Labardin Collaborators: NathalieCapelli Acoustics: Altia Structural Engineering/ Timber Envelope: Gaujard Technologie Mechanical/Plumbing/ Electrical Engineering: MTC Graphic Design: FUGA Scenography: Architecture et Technique Area: 1,740 sqm Cost: 4.2 M € Gross Year: 2013 Client: Commune of Mazan / Amo Photographs: Hervé Abadie, Pierre Marilly

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