BOTZET
  • PROGRAM: Primary school new building . SIZE: 1.600 M2 . LOCATION: Fribourg, CH . CLIENT: Ville de Fribourg . STATUS: Competition . TIME: 2011
  • Outstretched between city and nature, the ‘’Botzet’’ site is held by one building on the northern limit, overlooking a woody cliff hurtling towards the ‘’Sarine’’.
    By keeping this in-between situation, the project recreates new spatial relations with the existing context neglected by present constructions. While intensifying the location logic, the proposed volume extends lengthwise and generates three distinctive courtyards: “contemplative” on the west garden, recreational on the continuation of the actual neighborhood square on south and planted on the west in continuation of the existing forest.

    The project is a simple concrete volume, sliding and balancing the courtyard. This bloc, emptied at its base, has horizontal openings on classes and corridors. The aluminum frames are tinged with molasses, contrasting with the smooth and uniform concrete of the grey mass. The corridors, in relation to the main generated courtyard, are in concrete too. Classrooms are all covered by fir panels, giving warmer spaces for study.
  • Crédits
    Architects: Julien Ecoffey . Frédéric Karam
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  • 2021
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  • 2008 - 2021 : List of Projects
  • PAUXP, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • PLACE AUX ENFANTS, CH
  • Frédéric Karam . wood x mug
  • BLAES, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • CHUQ, FR
  • Frédéric Karam
  • KNUST, BE
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • THE CONTROL AND THE UNEXPECTED
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • TRIANGLE HOUSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • DUCHESSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • 449,5 Km, NL
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • ZAV, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos, Harold Vermeiren
  • KOTO, BE
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • Al Dabal compound, SA
  • Frédéric Karam, RAUM404
  • Lx3, LB
  • Julien Ecoffey, Léonard Gurtner, Frédéric Karam
  • Huis Voor Een Visser, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Olivier Roegiest
  • Lisière, CH
  • Marnie Amato, Nathanaël Chollet, Frédéric Karam
  • Wall Villa, LB
  • Frédéric Karam, Mio Tsuneyama
  • NOTAN OFFICE is a Brussels based architecture practice founded in 2014 by Frédéric Karam.
    Aware of the specificity of each project, the studio often collaborates with others and works on projects in Switzerland, Lebanon, England and Belgium.

    The work of NOTAN OFFICE is socially and programmatically committed. With a rational approach, the studio boldly manipulate the established, resulting in a unique architecture.
    Whatever the scale, the approach is contextual and seeks to enhance the essence of a place, the people and their concerns in line with today’s society.

    With sustainability in mind, architecture needs to be generous and let the users make it their own.
    NOTANs projects offers sensorial experiences; from spaces to material, the projects are textural.

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    We are constantly looking for talented collaborators and interns
    We only accept digital applications in PDF.
    Send them at notan@notan-office.com
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    FOUNDER: Frédéric Karam
    COLLABORATORS: Argjire Gashi, Victor Selle, Charles Dujardin, Arthur Wery.
    PAST COLLABORATORS: Esther Perrier, Isis Desmaison, Tommaso Asso, Zyad Belhaj, Sara Lapinska.