Agricultural storage and production shed, Museum of salt

Brief : Storage shed, shop, museum

Construction date : 2002
Architect(s) : Agence ROULLEAU, architects
Client(s) : Groupement des Producteurs de Sel
Area : 2040 m2
Technical(s) adviser(s) : Claude PUAUD.
Contractor(s) : FOURNIER - IC BOIS – MADEC
Press : Séquences Bois n°55, May 2005 ; D'Architectures n°155, May 2006
Photography : © HC - CAUE du Loiret.

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The two new buildings for this cooperative use the traditional building forms, long and low, of the existing market buildings on the site. The ensemble of buildings is built on the saltwater swamp edge and add to the Guérandaise landscape. The shed measures 25 x 80m and houses the concrete honeycombs which are used to store salt. The frame is constructed from a series of frames in glued laminated timber with metal cables. The inclined facades are built on a timber frame. They are finished with black stained douglas fir panels. The shed’s envelope is finished to the interior by a polycarbonate skin.This system allows for natural ventilation of the material which is exposed to the humid, saline air of the Littoral. The underside of the roof is in polycarbonate with integrated flourescent lighting. To the exterior it is covered with Kerto panels, 27mm thick. The building also houses the Museum of Salt and its shop which makes reference to traditional salt production building typologies : a long, low building with inclined lateral walls surmounted by two longitudinal planes which form the roof.

Union régionale des caue du centre
Ministère de l'agriculture et de la pêche
Ministère de la culture et de la communication

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