périphériques: regional centre of contemporary music in nancy
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apr 21, 2011
périphériques: regional centre of contemporary music in nancy

‘regional center of contemporary music’ by périphériques in nancy, france
all images courtesy périphériques
image © luc boegly

the ‘regional centre of contemporary music’ by french architects périphériques is
a multi-storey cultural facility in nancy, france. designed to enhance the development plan
of the evolving area, the project aims to reference the local urban site by providing a
public-friendly function in its layout.

exterior view with the facade lit up
image © luc boegly

treated with a panelled, concrete finish, the exterior character of the volume is solid
and autonomous. the entrance is set back in a deep carving of the surface which is accented
with a bold shade of red, which is predominantly used for the public interior space within.
  the excised void shapes feature round corners which contrast against the static and linear
outline of the building, lending the structure a playful identity. at night, a series of vertical
lights transform the facade, simultaneously serving as a visual landmark within the urban context.

main elevation
image © luc boegly

views of recessed entrance
images © luc boegly

the main entrance directly leads into a bar and reception, which benefits from a transparent
corner with floor-to-ceiling glazing.  accommodating a number of facilities for the production
and performance of music – a multimedia space, 1300-people great hall, 250-people small hall –
the programs are designed for maximum flexibility to host a variety of events. sound-sensitive
spaces such as the studios implement a box-within-a-box technique to meet the acoustic requirements
of the function.

image © luc boegly

(left) glazed portion of facade
(right) curved finishes of elevation
images © luc boegly

public bar space
image © luc boegly

transparent corner
image © luc boegly

interior predominantly finished in red
image © luc boegly

(left) entrance
(right) upper level room
images © luc boegly

image © luc boegly

venue hall
image © luc boegly

image © luc boegly

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