The Oloron Sainte Marie: An Abandoned Industrial Area Now Becomes An Ambitious Multimedia Center

The Oloron Saint Marie was formerly an industrial land that is recently renovated into an inter-communal multimedia centre. This is part of ambitious urban project to bring a significant change of unused building and turn it into a centre for education. Pascale Guédot, the architect of this project, used most of the town potentials to design this new learning space with impressive architectural design. The wide public portico is linked by two walkways to reach the opposite banks, which successfully brings the site out of isolation. The balcony is a great place to enjoy reading books and viewing the river.  Michael Corajoud who collaborated with Pascale Guedot in this project said that this multimedia center is meant to be the point of attraction in this area.

As visitors walk in, they will be welcomed with a spectacular view of the river. The atrium gives visual connection between the youth area and the space for other visitors. This building is obviously a good-looking building with minimalist approach interior design. It consists of reading rooms, children space, and administration room that are dominated by glass windows.  Talking more about the interior, the bright and cheerful ambiance comes from the roof. The site provides a 44 car parking space allowing visitors to be carefree when coming to the site. Want to spend your afternoon there?

Oloron Sainte Marie - Multimedia

Reference: Freshome