Visitor Center of Villers-La-ville Abbey

The Villers-La-ville abbey site is crossed and split by the N275 national road so it looses logic and unity. Architecture, through a common intervention in landscape and scenography fields, try to reunite the full cistercian composition plan. The project leads to a truly sequence from the parking to the ruins and prepares the visitors. The new path goes by the mill (reception hall, scenographic spaces, models room), reaches the hill across the new footbridge, continues through the garden, crosses the second bridge over the national road and finally goes down into the ruins. The project highlights a common thread by means of sober materials (corten, wood, concrete) set up in various ways.