Located in the old district of Bordeaux, the project proposes renovating an old structure used originally as a warehouse and that offers beautifully vaulted spaces that were once cellars to store fish and supplies. The intervention tries, furthermore, to reactivate the area by making the most of its central location and the existence of a cozy garden adjacent to the property. The construction is reconverted into a mixed-use building that includes a small exhibition gallery, a workshop and the home of one of the studio’s members. The separation of public and private defines the intervention, organizing the uses vertically and dividing the space transversally. The basement storage spaces are transformed into exhibition halls, the street level houses the architecture studio, and the upper floor, with a characteristic wooden sloping ceiling, contains the dwelling spaces. The roof, fragmented by skylights and courtyards, creates a series of transversal bands that organize the different uses and the communications. In the last one of these, which has a combined programme – the main exhibition hall and a large library –, the height of the slabs varies to increase their continuity with regards to the other rooms.
Galerie d’art, atelier et logement
A. Moura, I. de Azevedo, A. Navarro, J. Pérez, P. Ibarra, G. Macedo
Blázquez-Guanter Arquitectes (estructura structure); Enric (instalaciones MEP engineering)