paloma music complex in nimes by tetrarc architectes paloma music complex in nimes by tetrarc architectes
dec 14, 2012

paloma music complex in nimes by tetrarc architectes

‘paloma’ by tetrarc, nîmes, franceimage © stéphane chalmeauall images courtesy of tetrarc

 

 

in nîmes, an exuberant city filled with artists, is the ‘paloma’ complex by french firm tetrarcdedicated to contemporary music, the venue integrates two concert halls, twelve rehearsal and recording studios, six accommodations for performers in residence, administration offices and technical facilities. an exterior shell made form zinc emerges from the ground and begins to stretch, fray and break apart near the edges. a large screen protrudes from the northwest facade, announcing events and performers. 

 

inside, bold colors saturate the rooms where the public and artists meet. representing the colors of the bullfight, a bright yellow and purple foyer, stairway and patio along with red entries to the main concert halls. geometries of the walls evoke a bullfighters movements while images of the crowd are projected over the seats within the large auditorium. 

view from the northimage © stéphane chalmeau

giant screen announces eventsimage © stéphane chalmeau

view from a distanceimage © stéphane chalmeau

yellow hallimage © stéphane chalmeau

view of yellow hall from the mezzanineimage © stéphane chalmeau

concert hallimage © stéphane chalmeau

club concert hallimage © stéphane chalmeau

amphitheater on rooftop terraceimage © stéphane chalmeau

rooftop terraceimage © stéphane chalmeau

at nightimage © stéphane chalmeau

side elevation of glassimage © stéphane chalmeau

at nightimage © stéphane chalmeau

site plan

floor plan / level 0

section

 

 

 

project info:

 

project timeline: competition_2008, study_2009/10 completion_september 2012building surface: 5611 m2 shonarchitect: tetrarc architects,project manager: michel bertreux project director: rémi tymen study: olivier perocheau, richard sicard, florent delaboudinière, timothée naux landscape designer: louise follin computer graphics designer: mikaël trocmé construction site: guillaume blanchard, marc-antoine bouyer, alice pedelclient: city of nîmesstructural engineer: bet structure_ e2c bet fluides and hqe_ area opc_ cmb + bernard poissonier economist economist_cmb scenography_architecture et technique acoustics_ atelier rouchphotography: stéphane chalmeauprogram: concert hall 1300 seats, club room 390 seats, 7 recording and training studios, artists in residence studios, offices

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