Maison du citoyen, Wuhan, China, façade

Maison du citoyen

Both an administration centre and a town planning museum, the Maison du Citoyen is one of the five major public facilities in the city of Wuhan.

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    Maison du citoyen, Wuhan, China, façade

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    Type of projectNew construction
    ProgrammeFacilities
    Contracting authorityWuhan Urban Planning Office
    ArchitectArte Charpentier

    LocationWuhan, China
    Completion date2013
    Surface area123 500 m²
    Environmental approachHQE, LEED

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    CEDA 2015 Prize, Green 3 stars certification 2016

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    123 500
    10 ha of land, a central space of 5900 m², a conference room that can accommodate 500 people

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    La Maison du Citoyen has been awarded the 3-star Green Architecture Label in China and has become an example of ecological architecture in the Hubei region.

    Wen Yi Zhou, associate architect / Arte Charpentier

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    Maison du Citoyen China, - 2013

    Concept

    Emblematically located at the entrance of the city, La Maison du Citoyen, in the shape of a spiral, symbolises the city’s movement and dynamism.

    The blueprint of the building, based on a square with a large courtyard illuminated from above, is an interpretation of the traditional habitat. In this habitat, a courtyard, accompanied by a skylight, symbolises the heart of the home. It is a “salon” for citizens, a meeting place, a space of exchange, rest, exhibition and visiting.

    Equipe

    Contracting authority
    – Contracting authority:  Wuhan Urban Planning Office

    Project management
    – Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes (Pierre Chambron, Wen Yi Zhou)
    – Design office: Wuhan Architecture Design Institute

    Specificities
    – City: Wuhan
    – Competition victory: 2010
    – Completion date: 2013
    – Surface area: 80 000 m²
    – Plot: 10 hectares
    – Environmental approach: 3 Star Green Architecture Certificate, model operation in the Hubei region, HQE, LEED

    Photo credits: ©Shen Zhonghai

    Informations

    Type of projectNew construction
    ProgrammeFacilities
    Contracting authorityWuhan Urban Planning Office
    ArchitectArte Charpentier

    LocationWuhan, China
    Completion date2013
    Surface area123 500 m²
    Environmental approachHQE, LEED

    Maison du Citoyen

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