In this project, the firm banished the existing four-story brick building and opted for a two-story extension instead.
Lisses’ Media Library and Culture Center; Reflecting Forces from Physical, Social, and Political Context
Inside the building envelope, enclosure spaces are arranged to represent a series of identifiable ‘masses’ that generates a network of fluid and linked interstitial ‘cavities’ housing the principal public spaces under the slanted roof surfaces.
Maple Street School has a simple and spare material palette. Doors, maple flooring, and the furniture gives a warm and inviting color palette to the school interior. Bright color touches at some spaces will add the visual interest for everyone who sees it.
The first phase of this project was to renovate an early 19th-century building which was badly damaged during the liberation of Normandy in 1942.
Every added element, such as scent, technology, meeting facility, furniture, refreshment, and music, has been crafted with that goal in mind.
With the large and clear glass wall, everyone can enjoy the view of beautiful the Spaarne river. The glass wall can be found along the wall near the stair.
The building itself was previously known as an old town hall on the Place de l’Europe, connected to the St. Melaine church and parish house which was built in the early 19th century by a local architect named Arthur Regnault.
Far from the busy lifestyle in the city, the apartment’s entrance has a semi-enclosed foyer which acts as the threshold between the outside and the inside.