Institute of Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Saint-Gratien, France
Designer: Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Contributed by: Brenac-Gonzalez-Associes

Beyond a simply functional response, architecture equally plays a fundamentally symbolic role, that of valorising its contents, its program and the people who work there.
Bordered by, on one side, the embankment of the railway, and on the other by the Square of the Insurrection, the INHAC, Institute for Cullinary Arts and Hospitality, symbolically marks the entrance to the town of Saint-Gratien.
The project is organized according to an almost circular geometrical figure that rolls around an open patio on the ground floor adjacent to the playground.
This central void distributes the circulation flows and the teaching spaces. On the Square of the Insurrection, the volume is chamfered, forming a cut section which displays a series of attractive glazed surfaces, the scale of which seem to indicate the presence of distinctive rooms: kitchens, the restaurant, conference rooms.

Boulevard Pasteur 17
95210 Saint-Gratien
Source: MIMOA


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