Former Gendarmerie, Place Henri Dunant, Angoulême

architect : Yves Cohen + Bruno Bejard
floor area : 3200 m2
nº of units : 30
completed : 2013
client : Foncière Charente Périgord

One of Angoulême’s most sensitive restorations of a protected building in the heart of the historic centre operations of a high level of services , this renovation in classified buildings , is located in the heart of the historic district.

The adaption and reinterpretation of the structures allowed the creation of 30nº 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments. Materials and features were renovated wherever possible including the beautiful Oak floors and mouldings. External windows were replaced with new high performance double glazed oak framed windows and new internal doors followed the existing design and mouldings of retained doors. The facades have been cleaned and a part of the old stables reinstated in its original form.