Small France in Stepanakert
The Francophone Center consists of three parts: non-commercial, commercial and the garden. The main entrance is from Tumanyan street. The indoor corridor is the link between the sidewalk and the garden, where the entrances to the commercial and non-commercial parts are located. There is also a second entrance on the west side, where car parking is located. Near the main entrance will stand statue to Paul Eluard.
The project is of great interest for everyone. We talked about this with the architect of the Portal studio Sevak Asryan.
- Iāll begin with non-commercial part, which is 488mĀ². Here we have the main hall with an area of 135 mĀ² and a height of 5 m. This is a transformable hall, which is divided into two parts by a removable partition. Here you can organize various events by changing the position of chairs and tables. The hall has access to the garden through opening stained glass doors.
On the same floor we also have: a conference hall, a classroom, a library, a dressing-room, a bathroom and a utility premise. On the second floor there are three guest rooms with balconies overlooking at Charles Aznavourās park, as well as the director's office, an open terrace and the laundry. The total area of the commercial part is 327 mĀ² which includes 127 mĀ² dining room with a serving kitchen and direct access to the garden and an open dining area, as well as a bakery, a utility premise, dressing room and toilets. In the basement there will be a cellar, entrance to which is planned to be from the garden.
The area of the garden is 850 mĀ². In its central part it is planned to build fountains and a gazebo with a canopy. The garden is located next to the IT school, which has a sports ground, open also for the visitors of the Francophone Center.
The architecture of the project is made in modern style with flat roofs. Local stones, tufa, wood, glass and metal are used for exterior cladding and finishes.