Biarritz, France
Biarritz Town Council

We chose an architecture that links the building with the environment for inspiration and design motifs between images that are taken from the surroundings. A study led to search for images of geology and vegetation, as well as related literature to surfing in Biarritz, we have studied the character of the Baron de l’Espee and Chateau d’Ilbarritz, etc.

Found texts, images, multiple interventions were performed on the setting of this place. But finally, it was the determination to create topography that prevailed in the work. There was an overriding desire to see the building immersed in a respectful environment with the surrounding nature. That desire has been preserved from the first sketches to the choice of materials without losing the opportunity to make an attractive architecture that favors the development of sport and surf culture.