natural slate roofing

A contemporary and eco-friendly office building

31 July 2018

office building Haut Pays Bigouden in French Brittany

Haut Pays Bigouden, in French Brittany, currently has 10 municipalities and almost 18,000 inhabitants. In 2015, the community decided to expand its facilities and gather its administrative services in one place: Pouldreuzic. Here the architect Pierre Brulé, with marked humanistic and environmental values, proposed a bold solution to lead this project: an expansion and restructuring of what exists in a single passive building.

The building is located in the city-centre, a traditional urban environment in the south. There are other modern buildings near by including a gym which is located within a school in the north.

We wanted to maintain a unit so designed two projects in one, explained Brulé.

facade of the office building Haut Pays Bigouden in French Brittany

Choosing the right material for the right place is essential and for this project, the use of natural slate acts as a strong mark in the urban landscape of Pouldreuzic.

For Pierre Brulé:

The architect draws the city, and for this reason, we have the responsibility of choosing whether to create a project or not, here the natural slate appears as a very urban material, which works well in this traditional context.

A passive building featuring CUPACLAD

The construction of this large office building, the first carried out with a passive certificate in Finistère, involved an investment of almost 2 million Euros.

In its facade stand out three materials: slate, wood and glass, which generates a very marked building identity.

The use of ventilated facade in natural slate, with the system CUPACLAD 101 Random, in 50 x 25 format, combining different sizes of pieces, generates a dynamic and creative composition. Its invisible fixing system makes our natural slate more valuable for the project.

passive office building Haut Pays Bigouden in French Brittany

Natural slate is a unique product that lasts more than 100 years, which makes it the ideal material for any type of facade.

CUPACLAD® systems have been specially designed to adapt the slate in the new design trends, which look for more ecological and sustainable solutions.