City Hall for the City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden by Atelier Filippini

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jan 2015 8:19 am | Urban

The City Hall for the City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France was designed by the Atelier Filippini after winning an international competition with a project that is made predominantly of perforated steel with new public facilities and an iconic façade.

The project is in the central square of the city and features a reception area that acts as a protective shell hovering above a water surface with a steel envelope that still maintains a connection with the sky and nearby facades.

The curved exterior was created through a random computer pattern that permits the manipulation of the interior lighting and the main concern for the interior layout was accessibility, making sure that the building can be visited by everyone due to the platforms for people with disabilities.

The materials and building techniques are eco-friendly and energy efficient with a rich color palette and diverse decorative elements for a dynamic and welcoming ambiance.

 

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