Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square by Linéaire A

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie

Completing the fourth side of a square comprised of three historic barracks buildings, the layout of our cinema defines a spacious and legible square, offering a flexible new public space for hosting cultural events such as the Aurillac’s international street theatre festival.

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie

Compact and efficient in its function, the Cristal Cinema wraps around the full height entrance hall, which peels away to enhance the view between Carmes Street and the clock building.

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie

The project’s sculptural expression implies the motion inherent to cinema and was envisaged as a rock crystal grown out of the square.

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie

Its facets continuously playing with light throughout the day and night. Source by Linéaire A.

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie

Location: Aurillac, France
Architects: Linéaire A
Architect in Charge: Castelbajac, Deby, Makarem
Surface area Cinéma: 2850 sqm
Square: 4000 sqm
Cost for Cinéma: 7 200 000€
Cost for Square: 1 100 000€
Year: 2015
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie, Courtesy of Linéaire A

Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie
Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie
Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie
Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie
Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie
Le Cristal Cinema and Michel Crespin Square
Photo © Hervé Abbadie

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