Crac Constructing / URBAN architectes
« Crac » is a public administration group positioned within the coronary heart of town. The venture concerned power and aesthetic renovation of the constructing envelope whereas sustaining the constructing’s exercise. In the end, the operation decreased the constructing’s power consumption for heating and cooling by a ratio of 1 to 10! These performances at the moment are higher than these required for a brand new constructing.
The development idea was based mostly on a easy thought: to wrap the complete constructing in a brand new prefabricated insulating pores and skin, with out touching the prevailing façade. This meant that workers might stay within the constructing whereas avoiding the prices of transferring twice and having to cease work.
Following a digital scan of the complete facade, dozens of prefabricated wooden panels had been mounted to the prevailing balconies, revealing the entire quantity in just some days.
All of the constructing’s new expertise was positioned within the hole created between the outdated and new facades, to allow the occupants to proceed working in the very best circumstances. The present façade was dismantled and eliminated as quickly as the brand new façade was operational.
The venture additionally offers the constructing a brand new architectural expression, totally according to its building system. The supplies used are easy, and light-weight and emphasize the connections between the panels.
The distinction between aluminum and yellow highlights the doorway system and sunshades. The within of the pores and skin, involved with the constructing’s inside areas, is hotter: the inside fir wooden finishes distinction with the technological character of the outside façade, providing a soothing dimension to the areas. The development of a sequence of furnishings models built-in into the facade takes benefit of the interstitial house, providing occupants new storage amenities.