Architects : Marta Mendonça & Gonzalo Galindo in association with Chaix et Morel et associès Collaborator : Francisco Vidal 3D images : Eddie Young Structure : NGEROP Scenography : Changement à vue Client : Courbevoie City Programme : Theatre, Conference centre, Parties and Reception facilities, Recording studio, Restaurant and offices Budget : 40.1 M euros HT Status: Restricted Competition, Second Place
The project is developed around the central body of the existing building, of which the façade is to be maintained. The project defines a garden platform opened towards the existent stadium and its context. Through this platform, different pavilions, light volumes are disposed receiving the programs which function are autonomous.
The neatness of the preserved facade, the frankness of its angles finds an echo in the drawing of the new part. The simplicity of the volumes is reinforced by the opposition between the full facades and the glassy facades.
All glass facades are composed with circular colour tubes that are established following the needs, in order to distinguish the activities and to guarantee a good solar protection.