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Tetrarc Architects: La Fabrique

For the city of Nantes, Nantes agency Tetrarc Architects has designed La Fabrique, a cultural ensemble dedicated to performing arts and emerging music located on the Ile de Nantes. Recently delivered, this program consists of two concert halls in 1200 and 400 seats, 16 rehearsal studios and recording, creative spaces, experimentation, exhibition, bar, on the a restaurant, a cultural café and offices.

On this project, the agency said Tetrarc: "The meeting of history and live cultures This project compiles evocation of a place that the previous story to remind deserted at the time of" re "creation for emerging forms of expression that culture proceeds by continuities, sedimentation, rediscovered fertile. Stories places made of industrial halls. History of Technology of construction where science and aesthetics came together to create a new beauty in the route of a railway engineer. History of the ships men realized by their talent and strength. History also glances that artists carried by Monet, steel structures painter, were new to Becher, metallic forms of photographers poised to fall into oblivion. History also the organization itself Industrial production under one roof known place alongside a production line, an experimental workshop, a grinding workshop, a shipping site in a vivid illustration of the so adaptable and flexible concept. A simple and scalable structure The approach are two main functional elements. Room 1200 to the singular volume and the specific treatment given the sound level of accessibility requirements that attach and project implementation phasing; All other program elements. They are divided into two separate volumes and take place in a constructive structure chosen for its ability to create large open plan space to optimize the scalability of the entire factory. Energy Management The heavy here intrinsic inertia to the nature of the equipment, given the sound pressure it undergoes. The expected performance will exceed more than 20% of the requirements of the RT 2005. The envelope ventilated skin system will avoid the risk of overheating of the roof. Acoustic comfort is treated at the highest level. The distribution of rooms and studios are built according to the principle of "box in the box", the walls and roofs operate on the principle of mass / resserts / mass. "

Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

For more information visit theTetrarc Agency.

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