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Jose Lopez

 

Architectural Designer

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Contact:

design@joselopez.us

 

Raleigh NC, 27615

Château Barrière (Périgueux)

Stats:

Location: Perigueux, FR

Type: Competition

Surface: 4,500 SF

[in association with Josue Gillet Architect]

 

The Wilttmore  prize occurs annually as a national design competition in France. The subject for the 2007 edition was the rehabilitation of a castle for a contemporary space to serve as a tourist information center.

The team's proposal was to reinterpret and replace one of the remaining towers to server as a panoramic observatory. The rotation of a series of oval shapes create different points of view of the city. A restaurant and reception are annexed in the volume parallel to the existing defense walls. Inside the castle an audio-visual information box serves to the purpose of informing the city's history and current events.