Pink, yellow, blue – this experimental architect (*1961) is drawn to strong colours, which he uses to provide energetic answers to the challenges of the present day. Since 2008 he and his partners have run Dominique Coulon & associés in Strasbourg, which won the American Architecture Prize in two categories in 2016. Coulon prefers building schools, retirement homes, hospitals, swimming pools and libraries in economically and socially discriminated neighbourhoods. His outstanding works include the Joséphine Baker Schools in La Courneuve, the André Malraux Schools in Montpellier and the spectacular renovation and extension of the indoor swimming pool in Bagneux near Paris. At the music conservatory in Belfort he tried out a completely new way of applying paint. His son Max, together with fellow artist Gabriel Khokha, threw paint at the walls like the action painter Jackson Pollock once did.
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A spatial plan of exposed concrete
The Antipode Cultural Centre in Rennes by Dominique Coulon
At the Antipode cultural centre a concert hall, a youth centre and district library come together in a spatial concept that is full of surprises.
Where art meets culinary offerings: Les Halles du Scilt in Schiltigheim
The latest conversion project by Dominique Coulon awakens an old market hall north of Strasbourg to new life.
Aging with a View of the Rhine: Seniors’ Home by Dominique Coulon & associés
With its red concrete, terracotta, brick and wood, this seniors’ residence in Huningue offers the elderly a safe, community-minded home.
Loos in Larchwood: Apartment and Office Building in Strasbourg
In this new building, Dominique Coulon & Associés have reinterpreted Adolf Loos’ Raumplan concept in a contemporary way.
Hidden dissonances: Allende music centre in Mons-en-Baroeul
Well-calculated discords enliven the interiors of the music centre built by Dominique Coulon in a Lille suburb.
Rich in Contrasts: Théâtre Théodore Gouvy by Dominique Coulon
With their new Théodore Gouvy Theatre, Dominique Coulon & associés have designed a sleek structure with a brilliant interior life.
A Pink Fortress: Day-Care Centre by dominique coulon & associés
Two fortresses now face each other in a valley in Alsace. One is from the 14th century; the other is gleamingly new and houses a day-care centre.
Youthful Colour for the Elderly: Nursing Home in Orbec
Dominique Coulon & Associés have completed the elderly healthcare facility in the heart of the Normandy bocage near the French village of Orbec.
A Colourful Universe: The Simone Veil Group School Complex
With a great love of materials and courage in colour, dominique coulon & associés have combined a day-care centre and primary school in a single school complex.
Covered in Folds: Multifunctional Centre in Venarey-les-Laumes
A cultural centre, tourist information centre, multi-generation centre and day-care centre: all these institutions are now unified in a single dynamically shaped unit along the railway line.
Stacked: Primary School and Day Care in Montpellier
The individual parts of the André Malraux Primary School and Day Care have been arranged like stacked building blocks.