Concerted effort: Sound extension at music school

26 : 09 : 2012 Heritage : Extension : Louviers Music School

France – Architecture practice Opus 5 has created a concert hall extension for the Louviers Music School in northern France, built on top of the existing structure.

Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France
Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France
Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France
Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France Louviers Music School by Opus 5, France

The extension, made from concrete and glass, contrasts with the main building, a 17th-century former convent. The glass-fronted extension over the South wing of the music school houses a music library and a concert hall.

Some architects are creating parasitic structures with heritage and a certain aesthetic that conflict with, and depend on, their host building. For more, read our Symbiotic Architecture microtrend.

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