Variation of modes of use: functions, users, schedules, etc.
Relationship between the ownership and the form of the investment that allows the transformation
Variation of the overall dimensions of the building
Proportional relationship between new spaces and existing spaces
Relationship between the structural adjustments and the existing structure
Relationship between the forms and types of pre-existing materials and those of the new intervention
Relationship between the image of the new and the image of the existing (mimesis / contrast)
Ville de Leucate (France)
ARCHITECTS / FIRM
EMBA_ESTUDI MASSIP-BOSCH ARQUITECTES
Complete remodelation and pedestrianization of the central square of the old town of Leucate.
TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The new functional program has completely replaced the original one.
Complete pedestrianization for public uses of a piazza used for decades as a parking lot.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The investor is the property owner.
City council of Leucate is the developer & investor.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are equal to the pre-existing surface.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are equal to the pre-existing volume.
TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The original supporting structure has been completely replaced by a new structure.
TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The materials chosen for the new intervention are completely different from the pre-existing ones.