jean nouvel: R4 plastic and visual arts portal on ile seguin, paris
jan 02, 2013
jean nouvel: R4 plastic and visual arts portal on ile seguin, paris


artistic impression of the R4′s main exhibition hall interior
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

the île seguin, is a small island situated on the river seine which is currently undergoing a reinvention with new projects developing on the piece of land,
forming a new ‘small town’ within the bustling city of paris. located at the tip of the isle will be jean nouvel‘s ‘R4′ complex projected to be the
artistic district of the developing area.

set as a ‘double-stage’, the ‘R4′ structure will be comprised of two main volumes which span from the northern to southern banks of the river,
connected by a steel beam bridge, allowing visitors to easily access the exhibition halls and galleries of the buildings. the steel and concrete construction
will be almost devoid of any walls – a living matrix making hybrid use of the available space – and adaptable to its changing needs,
offering an opportunity for encounters between artists and gallerists, collectors and art lovers, cultural institutions, providers of logistics services
and exhibition organizers.

the programs include exhibition areas, galleries, art studios, salesroom sand storerooms, some of which will be open to visitors, digital platforms
and multi-purpose stages. ‘R4′ is set to put an emphasis on experimentation, to encourage open-mindedness in its visitors and resident artists,
to stimulate creativity. landscaped roof terraces will extend the exposition areas to the outdoors and offer views overlooking the island and surrounding city.
the targeted completion date for the ‘R4′ is aimed for 2016.

 

 

 


alternative rendering of the main hall
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


the shared public area between the two main buildings
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


left: interplay of transparent planes on the R4 façade, with lookout to the boulogne-billancourt shore
right: detail of R4 façade
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


initial artist’s impression of the R4′s façade
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


art walk on the complex’s landscaped roof terraces
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


coupe longitudinale AA’ – hybrid utilization scenario for the exhibition spaces, single event (trade fair, retrospective, festival, congress
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


coupe transversale 22′ – hybrid utilization scenario for the exhibition spaces, single event (trade fair, retrospective, festival, congress
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


coupe longitudinale AA’ – hybrid utilization scenario for exhibition spaces, segmented usage (gallerists’ exhibition and hall, conferences, creativity area
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


coupe transversale 22′ – hybrid utilization scenario for exhibition spaces, segmented usage (gallerists’ exhibition and hall, conferences, creativity area
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


coupe longitudinale AA’ – hybrid utilization scenario for the exhibition spaces, conference areas and R4 artists’ studios
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


coupe transversale 22′ – hybrid utilization scenario for the exhibition spaces, conference areas and R4 artists’ studios
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


R4 artist’s studio
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


an interview with jean nouvel on the concept of the R4 project
video courtesy of nelly wenger associates / © guérilla / R4

 

 

 


study of the R4′s main axes, sightlines, public spaces, terraces
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 

 


plan of the roof tops
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


plan of R4 river logistics
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


programmatic breakdown of R4′s different zones
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


art galleries served by river transport system
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 


plan of the conference space
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


plan of the creative platform
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


main cross-section
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


cross-section of R4′s storerooms
image © atelier jean nouvel

 

 

 


structural breakdown of the complex
image © atelier jean nouvel

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