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Transition to the mountain station

I. SUMMARY INFORMATION
Project
268909
Status
Submitted
Award category
Mobilisation of culture, arts and communities
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NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS RISING STARS : concepts or ideas submitted by young talents (aged 30 or less)
Project title
Transition to the mountain station
Full concept/idea title
The music as a transition to the mountain station.
Description
How to begin its transition to the mountain resort, offering a more sensitive image, where the architecture would live during the four seasons? The music comes here to reactivate the city. The question of the architectural and constructive footprint, the impact of a new building in a privileged site already anthropized, will thus lead to a conception embedded within the existing one, where the question of its imprint is reflected, constructive imprint on the ground but also visual in a landcape.
Where is your concept/idea being developed or intended to be implemented in the EU?
France
Haute-Savoie
Route de Flaine
Arâches-la-Frasse
74300
II. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
Please provide a summary of your concept/ idea
Today, we face the risk of global warming, affecting the entire globe, but most notably the areas of medium mountains. Ski resorts, operating on white gold, are affected by the lack of snow, leading to increasingly heavy and energy-consuming investments. All of them questioning a possible transition to survive. Today, Flaine is like the ski resort, turned towards a single functionality, the mountain being seen as consumable, where the architecture lives mainly only on two seasons. How to begin its transition to the mountain resort, offering a more sensitive image, seen as appreciable, where the architecture would live during the four seasons? To get out of a mono-functionality and a development exclusively focused on sports, the project will be to establish a conservatory in the station. This will reinforce the already existing use within the station, which already has an international Academy of music, mainly taking place in the auditorium, but without a real building dedicated to learning the musical practices already studied. The music comes here to reactivate the city. Within the research of the design and implementation, the notion of control has been paramount. The question of the architectural and constructive footprint, the impact of a new building in a privileged site already anthropized, will thus lead to a conception embedded within the existing heritage by rehabilitating it, avoiding urban sprawl. A project which suggest to think of an architecture integrated into an existing one, where the question of its imprint is reflected, constructive imprint on the ground but also visual in a landscape already altered by men. An architecture of heritage transition, of complement and bond, which aims to be humble, through the body, to physical discovery by the slope of a landscape to live and respect. A project that composes with an architecture already present and a privileged environment to be taken into account in a real environmental risk.
Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of sustainability and how these would be met
To build with the existant, by rehabiliting a patrimonial building. To use sustainable and local materials in the construction. Using the sun, the wind, and the water, for the building to become more passive.  Make the skiresort station becoming a city more distractive during all the year, with the education of music. 
Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of aesthetics and quality of experience beyond functionality and how these would be met
Make a transition of the architecture. An existing building with new spaces, as a public floor in connection with a new forecourt, where all the inhabitants, tourists, can enjoyed listening to musicians playing in the outdoor. Public and private spaces in connection in the project of the conservatory. Upstairs, a restaurant with a view on the mountains, a bar, exhibitions, spaces for listening to the music, a terrace, a patio... Downstairs, all the classrooms, library. Simplicity in the use of materials, as natural woods, warm, raw. The central patio gives the possibility to reconnect with the exterior and the nature that was inexistant in the building. Local trees are planted, and people can see the evolution of the seasons from all the rooms and spaces. The water falls in the patio, the leaves and the snow too. The building is not closed on itself anymore, but open on the environment of the mountain, the air, the smells and the biodiversity. People makes the experience of an open space where they can enjoy the mountains, the nature, and the music in the conservatory.  It's a transition in the ski resort station with a new program, but also a transition of the existing heritage.   It's the experience of the music in a beautiful and peaceful environment.  "La note" completes the experience. It adapts to its environment, to the altitude, opening and closing according to the season, according to the weather, in the concern of its hold on the ground. A small scale generous in the desire to accommodate an annex to the conservatory, practice of experimental music, but also refuge for hikers and observatory for environmental educational activities on the flora and fauna developed by the resort.
Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of inclusion and how these would be been met
Building in the existant allows to avoid earthworks. In a location where the slope and the topography is very important, and where new foundations will be very expensive. The use of the materials is thoughtful. They have to be locals and abundant.  The solar panels on the roof, the patio that allows natural lighting, natural ventilation, and the water recovery : less energy creatin. A building more efficient and independant than before. And so, economies in the future. "La note", a micro-architecture with no need to have a lot of materials, a simply construction, where the materials can be bring step by step, during hiking. Trying not using motor vehicles.
Please explain the innovative character of your concept/ idea
I think my concept/idea can be innovative. It's in a real environmental risk, where architects can find an answer of the problem. Nowadays, we are several people who wants to change things which do not match with environmental crisis and social needs.  My idea is innovative by the program, because in France, it will be the first ski resort station with an conservatory, in connection with the music academy already present. We have to rely on the strong points of a site to make them emerge. Architecture and culture offer the opportunity to bring together in a privileged place source of inspiration for musicians and many of us.
Please detail the plans you have for the further development, promotion and/or implementation of your concept/idea, with a particular attention to the initiatives to be taken before May 2022
In 2022 or before : I can contact the "CAUE de Haute Savoie", who have already seen my project during a presentation in 2020. I can also make a prototype of "la note" that I can present during an architectural competition "Le festival des cabanes" to study possible implementations. I can return to Flaine, to present my project at the center of the arts of Flaine, for a possible exhibition. I already met the director of the arts center in 2019 when I started my research.
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IV. VALIDATION
By ticking this box, you declare that all the information provided in this form is factually correct, that the proposed concept/idea has not been proposed for the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars Awards more than once in the same category.
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