Meca bordeaux. BIG and FREAKS Architecture complete looping MÉCA cultural centre in Bordeaux

MÉCA, Bordeaux (France)

Meca bordeaux

The 850 m 2 public roof terrace serves as a flexible extension to the exhibition spaces, allowing future large-scale art installations and performances to be placed outdoors amid views of the city and the Basilica of St. The imposing building will host three cultural agencies linked to the region, Frac Regional Fund for Contemporary Art , the Oara Artistic Office for the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Ecla Writing, Cinema, Book, Audiovisual. Forming the base of the building, rows of seats invite visitors to take a break or meet with art, a time for an open-air show. A won the competition to design the new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of in 2012, merging three cultural institutions into one single building. The center will be open to surrounding cities, high schools and other associations.

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The MÉCA, the Bordeaux Region’s new cultural venue close to the train station

Meca bordeaux

Dezeen Weekly subscribers will also receive occasional updates about events, competitions and breaking news. We will only use your email address to send you the newsletters you have requested. A set of gently sloping ramps, accessible day and night, favors spontaneaous exploring. Text description provided by the architects. An exceptional sight unfolds from the large 850-m² 1,317,503-sq. The piece of the head that is missing is also the piece of the building that is missing. He has also been chosen by Google to design their future headquarters in California.

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MÉCA Bordeaux Building

Meca bordeaux

The concrete slabs, which weigh up to 1,6 tons, are sandblasted to expose its raw qualities and to texture the surface with the local sandstone of Bordeaux. But it is the geometry of its lines and the singularity of volumes that impress viewers above all. We will never give your details to anyone else without your consent. For more details, please see our. Not only will this cultural hub provide outlets for creative talents, there will also be one of the most beautiful rooftop terraces in Bordeaux open to the public. Other recent projects by the studio include , a and a proposal for.

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BIG's MÉCA Set to Open in Bordeaux

Meca bordeaux

Its market cuisine favors short, organic circuits. A giant periscope by the restaurant and elevators allows visitors to see the activity in the outdoor urban room and vise-versa, creating an indoor-outdoor dialogue. A giant periscope by the restaurant and elevators allows visitors to see the activity in the outdoor urban room and vise-versa, creating an indoor-outdoor dialogue. It was designed by and to be an extrusion of the city's promenade, blurring the boundary between the building and public space, that people can walk through and engage with it. The district around the Gare Saint Jean is indeed changing! Curious visitors also have access all year long and for a symbolic euro to the contemporary art collection as well as temporary exhibitions. These special meetings are held in the Agora, a vast auditorium with a funny mirror-periscope that connects the inside and the outside.

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A CULTURAL MECA IN BORDEAUX

Meca bordeaux

It is positioned on the site of a former slaughterhouse between a series of other industrial buildings, which are also being turned into cultural institutions. The exhibition spaces open up to an expansive 850 square metre public roof terrace where large-scale art installations and performances can take place amid views of the city and the Basilica of St. For more information on the scheme, see our previous coverage. It is as if this futuristic arch of blond concrete was in perpetual motion, with vanishing points that multiply perspectives. In addition, large bleachers on either side of the building invites people to hang out and enjoy amazing views of the River Garonne and the city. It showcases over a hundred artists.

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MÉCA Bordeaux Building

Meca bordeaux

The multiple ramps and stairs of the building create an institution that is publicly accessible and welcoming on the inside as well as the outside. A work made by the Danish architect Bjaarke Ingels. And last but not least, a restaurant with a capacity of 56 people will be open five days a week. A permanent bronze sculpture depicting a half-head of Hermes by French artist Benoît Maire intersects with the entrance on the riverside, inviting visitors to reflect on the contemporary culture of the region. How do you preserve the autonomy of three independent cultural institutions housed in a single building while also accommodating a large public plaza for people to hang out in? Designed like a loop, either from the ground floor or at high altitude, during the day or at night, you can see Bordeaux with new eyes. The 850 m2 public roof terrace serves as a flexible extension to the exhibition spaces, allowing future large-scale art installations and performances to be placed outdoors amid views of the city and the Basilica of St. The 850 m 2 public roof terrace serves as a flexible extension to the exhibition spaces, allowing future large-scale art installations and performances to be placed outdoors amid views of the city and the Basilica of St.

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