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.
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.
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.
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.
+ Project facts
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/
BET Structure_ SERBA
BET Fluides_ AREA
Scenography_ ARCHITECTURE & TECHNIQUE
Concert hall 1200 seats/ concert hall 400 seats/ 16 recording and training studios/ spaces for digital experimentation/ offices/ welcoming public spaces (cafe, restaurant, bar).
Shell building_ ETPO
Metal framework_ ACML
Metal façade (front)_ EMFA
Aluminium millwork_ RENOUARD
Locksmith trade_ CMR
Stage network_ AUDIOTECHNIQUE
Heating, ventilation_ HERVÉ THERMIQUE
Façade_ Anodized aluminum
Main entrance_Alveolar polycarbonate
Acoustic_ Compressed wood fiber
Translator: Matthieu Blanche
Photographer: Stephane Chalmeau