Clément Blanchet Architecture has been announced as the winner of an international invited competition for the design of the new Circus ³, a 1.500 seats cultural center in Triangle de Gonesse, France.
This a unique performance venue to EuropaCity and the region, that will be designed specifically to host an internationally branded show, featuring advanced technical features.
The contemporary circus is the demonstration of an historical synthesis and at the same time of a technological engagement. The superposition of programs and potentials improves the great entertainment but also maintains a collective memory of the classical typology.
CIRCUS ³ is conceived around three main design actions:
1 Free the ground and let the landscape grow
2 Raise an horizontal scenographic and flexible platform framing the main room
3 Display the roof as a metaphor of the circus, a place for all activities.
The result is an urban motivation
The circus is a purely scenographic object offered to the future show creators while totally opened towards the public space. It is a transparent infrastructure providing a place of interaction for new users.
We have sought to compose a space for performance as a real production tool adapted to different forms, size, show and events configurations. The place is the show, is show, make the show, make the place. Source by Clément Blanchet Architecture.
- Location: Triangle de Gonesse, France
- Architect: Clément Blanchet Architecture
- Graphics: Laurent Menabe,Ducks Scéno
- Seats: 1500
- Year: 2018
- Images: Courtesy of Clément Blanchet Architecture
Article by Marco Rinaldi