Architects : Marta Mendonça & Gonzalo Galindo in association with Chaix et Morel et associès (Architecte Mandataire) Collaborators : Estelle Fort, Marie Thibaut, Cécile Jalby, Simone Breitkopf Structure : OTH Acoustic : AYDA Scénography : Chaix et Morel et associés 3D Images : Marc Chouraqui Client : Mâcon City Programme : Multi-purpose hall Surface : 6800 sqm Budget : 6 M euros HT Phase : Restricted competition, First Prize
The project is set up on the orthogonal structure of the Exhibition site, which regulates the whole site, and is guided through research for the minimal, the synthetic and pragmatic attitude regarding in order to find most economic volume.
The volume is reduced into three stratums which integrate with one only gesture the various volumes with light horizontal deviating. These three “stratums” are covered with perforated metal sheets, allowing to, in a filtered view, perceive the variable paint colours of the concrete walls in the background.
The hall offers a great flexibility the variation of possible installations and have a variable capacity from 1.000 to 6000 places.