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UFR de Droit et Sciences Economique

The extension of the Faculty of Law and Economics in the center of the city of Limoges is a sort of showcase, whose transparent walls describe the metamorphosis of the building.
The space of the complex, defined by a glass surface, consents to perceive – even in relief – the two internal volumes characterized by their “air bubble” form.
Covered in zinc panels, these volumes exhibit themselves and project into the urban surroundings visibly stabilizing with itself a network of relations that signal, in a game of transparency, contaminations and differences, the “continuous” relationship between building and city.
Served by a course of which stairs and elevators close ranks, rooms for lectures and those destined for didactics, collected in the space in ovoid sections, are therefore submitted to a “re-sewing by sight” intervention that, through the fifth glass door, recalls the parts of the project with the existing corner building – once the Hotel de La Bastìde.

PROJECT:
UFR de DROIT ET SCIENCES ECONOMIQUES, Limoges, France
DATE:
1990-1996
CLIENT:
National Education Ministry

PROGRAM:
Renovation and enlargement of the Immeuble Turgot into Right and Economic Sciences Faculties, housing teachers, researchers and students.

ARCHITECTS:
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

ENGINEERING:
La Sitac

AREA
2,400 sq. m.

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