The Patrick Cazal Sports Hall, located within a 35ha leisure park in Saint Denis (Reunion Island), was designed as a climatic shelter. A passive and porous building (not waterproof nor hermetic), it provides users’ thermal and acoustic comfort. Thanks to its architectonics textile, the roof can let natural light in while being able to withstand cyclonic winds. The micro-perforated textile frontage also enables natural ventilation and lighting.
The Elizabethan theatre of Hardelot Castle is located at the heart of the Condette wetland natural reserve, not far away from the coastline and exposed to the wind. This building, designed from spruce concentric cylinders is the first project of naturally ventilated theatre. It offers to the audience a close relation to the stage while meeting the environmental requirements intended by the Pas de Calais local government (bioclimatic building, thermal inertia, natural ventilation…)
The Headquarters of the Guyana Local Planning and Development Authority is the first positive-energy bioclimatic building on Guyanese territory.
Positioned downwind, covered with solar protection, well insulated and taking advantage of the natural light, the building is made of local wood and produces enough energy for its cooling, lighting and functioning thanks to a field of photovoltaic panels which will also enable electric vehicles to be recharged in the longer run.