Brick façade skin: Town hall extension by Titan Architects
Client: The commune of Chaillé-sous-les- Ormeaux
Architect: Titan architects
Location: Chaillé-sous-les-Ormeaux (FR)
On the western side of the annex, a large open space with a small public forecourt creates a visual connection both to the town hall and the municipal school building at the rear. The southern façade creates a special atmosphere inside the wedding chamber in the extension building as the perforated brick wall filters the sunlight, resulting in a particular pattern of light and shade in the room. In the evening hours the perforated façade becomes a work of light art, while another of its functions is to provide protection from curious glances. Accordingly Titan Architects compare the façade to Islamic mashrabiya – windows and balconies that are enclosed in traditional wood latticework and which also serve as ornamental façade elements.