History

A unique place steeped in history

La Roche Couloir has a unique history.
In 1967, the architect Jean-Marc Roques contributed to the construction of the Avoriaz winter sports resort in Haute-Savoie and created the Atelier d'Architecture d'Avoriaz (AAA). Cartoonists Elizabeth Brzeczkowska and Bojuslaw Brzeckowski also participate in the project.
Together, they participate in the harmonization of nature in the landscape through a choice of materials which lays the foundations for organic architecture. They work from natural foundations: rock, wood, slope ...

The model of the station is today classified as one of the greatest contemporary creations and is one of the major heritage monuments built in the mountains in the second half of the 20th century.

In 1970, Jean-Jacques Goupil, industrialist and founder of the Fluocaril company, commissioned the Atelier d'Architecture d'Avoriaz for the Hunting Pavilion at La Roche Couloir. The result is an outstanding building, nestled in the heart of nature, a mountain corner in the heart of the Chevreuse valley.
Subsequently, the famous illustrator Villemot will have to illustrate the Roche Couloir, bringing his personal touch and also creating avant-garde graphics.

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