Finalist proposal for the architecture competition “Est-Nord-Est, residencies for artists” in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.
By reducing its expression to the essential, the architecture of the East-North-East artist’s center focuses on what makes its specific identity: the creativity of the artists who inhabit it and the splendor of nature that surrounded. The articulation of activities around a contemplative crossroads opening onto a garden courtyard encourages exchanges and stimulates creativity. The setback from the street and the use of a vernacular language with raw materials anchors the work in its context and comes up with a strong and resolutely Nordic identity. With its pragmatic and poetic organization, the new East-North-East Center offers a fertile ground for meditation, exchange and exploration for artists of today and tomorrow.