French Institute of Muslim Civilization (IFCM)

Lyon, France

Natural stone gives character to the architectural style of the IFCM

The Institut Français de Civilization Musulmane (IFCM), inaugurated in September 2019, was designed by the architects of gautier + conquet architects and landscapers. The architectural writing is based on two themes of Muslim architecture: geometry and abstraction.

The building is based on three different materials: stone, wood and metal. The Massangis French, commercialisée par Polycor, donne à la façade un caractère minéral, solide et intemporel. La pierre se retrouve également en intérieur en dallage, en façades, en emmarchements et sur certains sols de cabines d’ascenseurs.

“It is a building that is based on two themes of Muslim architecture: geometry and abstraction. The geometry we find here in the design of the facades, in the rigor, in the frame, on these large stone and concrete porticos which give the building a certain solemnity, a certain massiveness and at the same time which allow with facades set back to have depth, to play with light. "

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Photo credits
© Renaud Araud Photographe – Gautier + Conquet Architectes

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