Romaric Le Tiec Studio

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Type : Industrial design
Client : Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque
Phase : Concept
Year : 2019
Partner : Horloges Huchez
Material : perforated metal sheet

The Urban Community of Dunkerque wishes to revitalize the city center and generate a new attractiveness, through a route composed of strong urban facilities, on the border between functional elements and works of art, and in particular a monumental clock on the north facade of the Guynemer parking lot .
There the format of the brick - a local and ubiquitous material - becomes the basis for cutting a more contemporary material, the perforated metal sheet. This geometric relationship creates a unit of format with the building and allows to play with full and empty spaces.
To create an optical gap between the mesh and the needles in the background we use the principle of moiré.
Here we want to embody a certain modernity by contrasting the treatment of the building with a material that contrasts in terms of nature, appearance and perception. In addition, the use of perforated metal sheet makes it possible to fit into a light installation, on a single plane, in the manner of a mesh that comes to cover the north wall by letting see through.