hardel & le bihan: etoile lilas cinema in paris
hardel & le bihan: etoile lilas cinema in paris hardel & le bihan: etoile lilas cinema in paris
nov 29, 2012

hardel & le bihan: etoile lilas cinema in paris

‘étoile lilas cinema’ by hardel & le bihan, paris, franceimage © vincent fillonall images courtesy of hardel & le bihan




in the 20th arrondissement on the eastern periphery of paris, the ‘étoile lilas cinema’ has become a new addition to transform the outskirt development. completed by parisian firm hardel & le bihan, the structure contributes to the lack of theaters and activates the renovated neighborhood by relating to the encompassing neighborhood’s housing, activities and parks. a low profile volume at ground level contains street level shops for passersby. beginning at ground level, a ramping corridor enclosed with transparent glazing is visible from the surrounding context and leads visitors to the public areas above the base.


the enclosed path projects from the black monolithic exterior, passing an outdoor terrace with elevated panoramas of the area. a labyrinthine garden generates playful micro-spaces for open-air projections, parties and events. the corridor continues to ascend, wrapping the perimeter wall of the tall block which rests above its retail base. the solid, black facade conceals the stacked screening rooms but subtle shifts within the floor plates defines their extents.

main elevationimage © vincent fillon

view of stacked volumes rising above the developmentimage © vincent fillon

view from street contextimage © vincent fillon

(left) view from terrace (right) entryimage © vincent fillon

ground level corridorimage © vincent fillon

red carpeted corridor rises through the buildingimage © vincent fillon

theaterimage © vincent fillon

stairways along the facadeimage © vincent fillon

outdoor terraceimage © vincent fillon

at duskimage © vincent fillon

at duskimage © vincent fillon



floor plan / level 0









project info:



contractor: sas cinelilasarchitects: hardel & le bihan architectes project leader: magali lamoureux internal architect: frédéric namurlandscape designer: pena et pena structure: evp services: innovations fluides economy: gandonnet floor area: 4450 m2 shon cinéma, 1077 m2 shon commercestotal number of seats: 1480 screen 1: 458 seats screen 2: 274 seats screen 3: 264 seatsscreen 4: 190 seats screen 5: 100 seats screen 6: 100 seats screen 7: 94 seatscompetition: 2008 beginning of works: march 2011 delivery: october 2012cost: 9 m EUR before tax (excluding interior designs and cinema equipment)

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