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.
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    Architects: Julien Ecoffey . Frédéric Karam
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  • 2008 - 2018 : List of Projects
  • THE CONTROL AND THE UNEXPECTED
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • COLO, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • DUCHESSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • GG, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • KUMPS, 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
  • "> Kitchen, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • 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
  • Chicxulub, CH
  • Nathanaël Chollet, Frédéric Karam
  • NOTAN OFFICE is a Brussels based architecture and urban design practice. It relies on temporary associations between Frederic Karam and other architects, landscape architects, artists, urban planners, and more technical advisors. The idea is to adapt to every project that demands different knowhows and expertise; relying on this network to reinvent itself through every collaboration, each project taken from scratch, with new inputs for each contexts in attempts to find coherent answers with given budgets, contexts and geographical locations.

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