Title Villers-le-Bouillet
Status competition
Program culture
Area 1000 m2
Duration 2018 - 2018
Location Villers-le-Bouillet, Belgium
Coordinates 50°34'10.39"N 5°15'47.36"E
Owner commune de Villers-le-Bouillet
Budget 1.500.000€ HTVA



The scenario envisaged by the municipality of Villers to structure its future development foresees the extension of the village core to the place of the new town hall. The stake of a rural house in this place is particularly interesting. It is a program that brings together. The goal is to allow the village to come to life, to live to the rhythm of various initiatives. From the outside, the building is recognizable, the height of the room is immediately identifiable and creates a new landmark in the landscape. To cover spaces where high ceilings are not required, a sloped roof extends asymmetrically as needed in relation to the area to be covered or sheltered from the sun. This volumetric set is treated with the same material, it is a vernacular material used for centuries in the region: the interlocking S-tile. The volume is carved organically according to the needs. Its frame is made of wood. The frameworks of the old farms of the region were studied according to the needs of the spaces to be covered. The structural system of the new rural house is inspired by this process. The volume is made of a real wood frame. From the outside, only the terracotta volume of the main room is visible, surrounded by shed whose slope has been studied to give the whole of the harmonious proportions.