Like a fossil embedded in the valley, this seemingly primitive edifice, made up of a simple, compelling volume that emerges from its setting’s geometries, strives to establish, through its sculpted surfaces, a unique and sensitive relationship with its surrounding environment. The reduced and minimalist nature of the building’s architecture is a direct response to the site; its simplicity and size highlight the beauty of the landscape. On the outside, the formal purity of the volume is altered by the texture of its sole material, turning an otherwise simple element into an object of great expressivity. On the inside, the building reflects the symbolic and material character of its exterior.
International competition. Third Prize.