The building has a square about 50 meters square. The building is high on four floors. It is compact and united. A free volume cut in a scintillating material, glow in the evening. However, when approaching, we see that almost cubic volume is initiated by cuts in curves that give it an elegant, sculptural presence that we recognize the great cultural buildings.
A false air of the Berlin Philharmonic in the roof profile creating a sensitive descent. The architecture displays a presence bit talkative, crystal, milky. The facades are covered with a luminescent polycarbonate, sometimes interspersed with large windows.
From 12 meters above sea level there is magic. Space is floating, the city emerges above the canopy and towers look away, several kilometers beyond the device, the wooded landscape. « On the roof of the auditorium, there is a garden at the height of the foliage of the park.
The building plan is then designed like a cloister whose patio is a circle. Around the circular garden program is organized in two wings. Each houses an autonomous part of the program. On the second floor, a wing houses the theater section in the West. The dance section occupies the wing angle to the north and east.
On the third floor, West wing houses the additional spaces devoted to musical training (Section of amplified music is on the ground floor, and percussion are close to the Auditorium). The North and East wing is reserved to the autonomous program Upper Deck. In both stories, the distribution of spaces are not designed as corridors.
They are generous spaces where creative activities can spontaneously find places for experimentation and sharing. As such, the garden and the yard which extends the open circular hall on two levels, are spaces that our architectural proposal to offer.
Rather than opening large glass facades on the public space, we have privileged associations halls around more intimate terraces. At the last level, the ten studios teachers have taken the symbolic form of a group in a circle around a small patio meditative. Source by Tetrarc.
- Location: Rennes, France
- Architects: TETRARC
- Project Director: Michel Bertreux
- Landscape: Louise Follin
- 3D: Air Studio
- VRD: Soderef Developpement
- Économy: Cabinet Lemonnier
- Scénography: Architecture et Technique
- Acoustics: Atelier Rouch
- Engineering office: OTEIS
- Thermic: OTEIS
- Control Office: OTEIS
- Area: 5082m2 SP
- Year: Competition (2016) / Study(2016/2017)
- Images: Courtesy of Tetrarc