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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 1200 and 400 squares, 16 rehearsal studios and recording, creative spaces, experimentation, exhibition, bar, of a restaurant, a café and cultural offices.

On this project, the agency said Tetrarc: "The meeting of history and living culture 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 fruitful. Stories places made of industrial halls. History techniques of construction and aesthetics where science came together to create a new beauty in the route of a railway engineer. History of ships that men realized by their talent and strength. History also glances that artists carried by Monet, structural steel painter, were new to Becher, metallic forms of photographers poised to fall into oblivion. History yet 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 therefore the adaptability and flexibility concept. A simple and scalable structure The approach distinguishes two main functional elements. The room 1200 the volume singular and specific treatment given the noise level of accessibility requirements attached to them and the phasing of project implementation; 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 entire factory. Energy control The heavy here is inertia inherent to the nature of the equipment, in terms of acoustic pressure it undergoes. The expected performance will exceed more than 20% the requirements of the RT 2005. The envelope skin ventilated system will avoid the risk of overheating the roof. Acoustic comfort is processed 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 mass / resserts / mass. "

Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

For more information visit theTetrarc Agency.

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