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.
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.