For the city of Nantes, Nantes agency Tetrarc Architects has designed La Fabrique, a cultural complex dedicated to Art 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 spaces for creation, experimentation, exhibition, bar, of a restaurant, a cultural café and offices.
On this project, the agency Tetrarc states: "The meeting of history and living culture This project compiles evocative of a place that the previous story to remind deserted at the time of" re "creation for emerging forms of expression, the culture proceeds by continuities, sedimentation, rediscovered fertile. Stories places made of industrial halls. history of their construction techniques and aesthetics where science came together to create a new beauty in the course of an engineer iron. History ships that men realized by their talent and strength. history also looks that artists wore Monet, painter of all new steel structures, Becher, photographers metal forms pass into oblivion. history yet the same organization Industrial production under one roof known place alongside a production line, an experimental workshop, a workshop grinding, packing site in a vivid illustration of the concept therefore adaptability and flexibility. A simple and scalable structure The approach distinguishes two major functional elements. 1200 dining singular volume and the specific treatment given the noise level, accessibility requirements attached to them and the phasing of the project; All other program elements. They are divided into two separate volumes and take place in a constructive structure chosen for its ability to create vast open plateaus to maximize the scalability of the whole factory. Energy Management Inertia is heavy here intrinsic to the nature of the equipment, under acoustic pressure it undergoes. The expected performance exceed more than 20% of the requirements of the RT 2005. The envelope system broken skin will prevent the heating of the roof hazards. Acoustic comfort is treated at the highest level. Rooms and broadcast studios are built according to the principle of "box in box", walls and roofing work on the principle mass / resserts / mass. "
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau
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