The Institut pour la Photographie project is located in Lille's old quarter. It involves the renovation and extension of several buildings. The site comprises several plots of land adjoining each other along the rue de Thionville. The programme includes creating a reception, exhibition and educational areas, a bookshop and a café. The internal spaces will be used for storage, staff rooms, reserves and technical facilities.
The extension involves the construction of an exhibition building and a conservation building on piles, with the lower floor of the ground floor supported by stringers. To optimise the load/span ratio and the thickness of the raw complex, the structure is designed with reinforced concrete walls and floors made of prestressed hollow-core concrete slabs on beams in axial rows. Beams are planned for the roofs of the gallery's three rooms.
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