La Fabrique Cultural Center \ Tetrarc architects

• April 16, 2012

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La Fabrique, image courtesy Tetrarc architects | Photo by Stephane Chalmeau

On the “île de Nantes”, La Fabrique takes place on one side of the previous Dubigeon warehouse, near the Alstom warehouse ( the upcoming centre of the “Quartier de la Création”) and the old shipyard turned to great gardens.

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La Fabrique, image courtesy Tetrarc architects | Photo by Stephane Chalmeau

This context gave Tétrarc the opportunity to gather the recalls of a place abandoned by History and remind us that Culture is continuum made of sedimentation & fertile rediscovery.

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La Fabrique, image courtesy Tetrarc architects | Photo by Stephane Chalmeau

History of places made of industrial warehouses.

History of the techniques that built them, when science and aesthetic meet up to create a new beauty.

History of the ships built with the strength skills and talents of the workers.

History of artists whose eyes felt on this universe, from Monet, painter of the brand new steel structures, to the Becher who used to forgotten metallic shapes.

Again, History of the industrial production organization which enable to place under the same roof an experimental workshop, an assembly line, a rectification workshop, an export site ; all those as a living picture of the concept of flexibility.

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La Fabrique, image courtesy Tetrarc architects | Photo by Stephane Chalmeau

The project is made of 3 distinct elements. First, the 400 Hall (with offices upon it) then the 1200 Hal : two parts connected by a public Hall inserted in the concrete post frame of the Halle Dubigeon. Finally the studios take place in a volume suspended above an old air-raid shelter.

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La Fabrique - Site plan, drawing courtesy Tetrarc architects

+ Project facts

Competition: 2005
Study: 2005/08
Completion: September 2011
Gross internal floor area in m2: Building surface 7222 m2 SHON
Architect: Tetrarc architects
Project manager: Michel Bertreux
Project director: Rémy Tymen
Project study: Guillaume Blanchard

Client: City of Nantes / SAMOA/

Structural engineer:

BET Structure_ SERBA
BET Fluides_ AREA
Scenography_ ARCHITECTURE & TECHNIQUE
Acoustics_ BAUDE
Multimedia_ VTCI
Running_ OMEGA

Program:

Concert hall 1200 seats/ concert hall 400 seats/ 16 recording and training studios/ spaces for digital experimentation/ offices/ welcoming public spaces (cafe, restaurant, bar).

Main contractor:

Shell building_ ETPO
Metal framework_ ACML
Metal façade (front)_ EMFA
Cladding_ GUILLONET
Aluminium millwork_ RENOUARD
Millwork_ GUITTENY
Plasterer_ PIM
Locksmith trade_ CMR
Stage_ AMG-FECHOZ
Stage network_ AUDIOTECHNIQUE
Design_ MÉTALOBIL
Lift_ CFA
Heating, ventilation_ HERVÉ THERMIQUE
Electricity_ INÉO

Suppliers:

Façade_ Anodized aluminum
Main entrance_Alveolar polycarbonate
Bar_ PVC
Acoustic_ Compressed wood fiber
Sprung floor

Translator: Matthieu Blanche

Photographer: Stephane Chalmeau

+ All images and drawings courtesy Tetrarc architects | Photo by Stephane Chalmeau

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Category: Architecture, Culture, Selected

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