Mont-Blanc Base Camp

Les Houches / France / 2016

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Blue Ice headquarters and workshop, Mountain equipment Micro hub, Co-working


The project was to design a headquarters building for Blue Ice, a company specialized in products for outdoor sports of various kinds, which includes base jumping. The site looks up the peak of Mont-Blanc.


In order for the architecture and its surrounding forests to dissolve in the environment, the façade of the building is almost like the trees in the wood, as it consists of thick, unskinned panels of oak. The roof is also composed of the unskinned planks.


The roof is designed wide and grand, so that it goes in harmony with the inclination of the land. In its underneath, a one-room space extends lit by natural forestall light from the top. The working space of the office is placed like a terrace in this woody space.


 


[JP]
モンブラン・ベースキャンプ


フランスアルプスの小さな村、ウーシュのはずれに立つ、アウトドアスポーツ(Base Jumping)グッズの専門メーカー、「Blue Ice
の本部。モンブランの山頂が目の前にある。


周囲の森と建築とを融かしあうために、皮付きのオークの厚い板を並べて、森の樹木のようなファサードを作り上げた。屋根もまた、同じく皮付きの板を並べて構成した。


周囲の土地の勾配と調和するようにデザインされた、大きな勾配屋根の下には、トップからこもれびのような光が落ちる一室空間が拡がり、その森のような空間の中に、テラス状のワーキングスペースが配置される。


 


 


 


Architect / Architecte :
KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES
Team : Kengo Kuma, Yuki Ikeguchi, Matthieu Wotling, Silvia Fernandez, Chizuko Kawarada


Consultants
Site supervision scheduling and coordination: TOP Frederic REINERT
Mechanical and concrete structure engineer: EGIS Grand EST
Wooden structure engineer: BARTHES
Quantity Surveyor: LTA
Facade engineer: AR-C
Acoustician: ACOUSTB


 

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    Blue Ice headquarters and workshop, Mountain equipment Micro hub, Co-working The project was to design a headquarters building for Blue Ice, a company specialized in products for outdoor sports of various kinds, which includes base jumping. The site looks up the peak of Mont-Blanc. In order for the architecture and its surrounding forests to dissolve in the environment, the façade of the building is almost like the trees in the wood, as it consists of thick, unskinned panels of oak....

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Client BLUE ICE
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Business Centers
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