New headquarters of Sivom Narbonne Rural in Montredon des Corbieres (France)
Apache Architectes

It is the building of a social center of the French entity SIVOM Narbonne Rural, in the rural area dependant on the city of Narbonne. The project is basically developed on the ground floor, largely due to the repetition of a modular body that resolves the fundamental aspects of the future building.

The envelopes are raised by a profuse use of straw bales and wood finish, in order to minimize the environmental impact of construction.

Windmill's mission has been to design the steel skeleton holding the basic module and monitor and audit other aspects of the remaining structure.

The main section of the modular body has no vertical element, which has forced a detailed balancing analysis of each unit to ensure that each is designed as freestanding.