18 . 03 . 2015

Cultural center, dance and music school



Sans titre-12`Sometimes you have to keep ideas for decades before they have any use in architecture.” This intriguing slogan always appears beside Ateliers O-S architects’ official name, drawing one in on what the big idea might be.
Attached to the needs and expectations of the users, O-S produces and architecture capable of provoking an emotional reaction and experience. The agency’s name itself is in direct reference to horizon expanding phenomenon Open Source and Operating System, which evoke the opening up to, and indeed production of, the ideas necessary to launch a project. At Saint-Germain-les-Arpajon, in the South of Grand Paris, O-S has just completed a mix building which aggregates the functions and spaces for a media library and a music and dance school.