Client : Société d’Économie Mixte d’Équipement pour le Développement de la Lozère (SELO)
Architect : Wilmotte & Associés S.A
Associate architects : Jean-Louis Bonnet & Michel Tessier
Rehabilitated area : 2,400 m²
New-built area : 2,020 m²
Development and extension of an 18th century residence as a 3* hotel and creation of a nine-hole golf course.
In the context of tourism development in the Lozère, SELO created a 3* hotel-restaurant and nine-hole golf course at Langogne. Overlooking Lake Naussac, the Domaine de Barres consisted of an 18th century style mansion, flanked by the unfinished structures of reinforced concrete and dry stone wall outbuildings, including a pavilion and a barn.
The work consisted of giving coherence to these divergent elements: on the one hand, the rehabilitation of the residence and, on the other, the grafting on of new structures integrating the outbuildings, to create an ensemble with a sheltered circuit that could be used throughout the year. The forty-two hotel rooms were divided between the house and barn. The clubhouse and restaurant occupy the existing stone pavilion located to the north of the residence and a new structure of identical size, built symmetrically, houses the swimming pool; the long, narrow building that connects these two pavilions accommodates the conference rooms. The metal column and beam structure and concrete floors chosen to create this ensemble supports an envelope of large sliding windows, doubled by pivoting wood trellises that blend with the colour of the limestone. Similarly, the roofs are covered with pre-patinated zinc with a colour similar to that of slate.
A range of contemporary furniture for the cooperative of the artisans of Lozère was also designed in the same spirit of elements specific to the locality.