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Program: culture, production

Dimension: 6240 sqm

Place: Meisenthal, France

Year: 2014

Team: LIN Architects + PlaC, Bollinger & Grohmann, Altia,Aprés la pluie Paysagiste, ICA Ingegnierie

Type: Invited competition

Status: –

 

Centre d'art Verriere

The rehabilitation and extension of the Meisenthal glass manufacturing site, includes:

– Centre international d’Art Verrier (the international Centre for Glass Art)

– two performance halls of 500 and 3,000 seats in the former hall

– a glass museum and a reception.

The glass manufacturing site federates multiple energies and enhances the region’s image. The site’s associations created a new dynamism for the region, and answer in their own way to the economic crisis. The team built architectures capable of welcoming multiple dynamics and exchanges. The project is composed by different architectural tools that are added to existing buildings. The café, the shop and the reception, included in the program, are considered as elements to diffuse and integrate in the scale of the commune and participate in its animation. This diffusion of programmatic elements reinterprets the central, original function of the glass manufacturing site by deliberately showing all new interventions.

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