Brest +

SHOM – Brest
 
The new building of the SHOM, the department of hydrography and oceanography of the French Ministry of Armed Forces, is characterised by an eight-shaped plan. This organisation allows four different services to unfold around two gardens and to join each other in the same entrance hall. The project works as an articulation between various existing buildings. Its horizontality contrasts with the hilly landscape. The homogeneous treatment of the facades as well as the multiple accesses respond to the opportunity to create a multi-oriented building. The vertical rhythm of the curtain facade underlines the sloppy topography. The loop-like organisation and the repetitive structure are meant to provide a new unity to the site.
Program Office building for the Shom in Brest
Client Shom (Department of hydrography and oceanography of the French Ministry of Armed Forces)
Surface area 7 000 sqm
Budget 5 907 000 €
Architect Muoto
Consultants ATEC, EVP, INEX, Acoustibel
Year Competition 2018