30-01-2013

tetrarc architectes, paloma music complex

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Tetrarc Architectes designs a contemporary music centre in Nimes.



tetrarc architectes, paloma music complex
The Paloma Music Complex designed by Tetrarc Architectes is a modern centre for contemporary music including concert halls, rehearsal and recording studios, accommodations for performers in residence, a restaurant, and administration and technical facilities.

Seen from outside, the building is a metal shell of irregular shape, raised above the ground and culminating in a big screen on the northwest wall announcing events and performers.

In contrast with the monochromatic exterior, on the inside the architects used bright, strong colours such as yellow, purple and red, recalling the hues of Spanish bullfights.

The visual arts, film, music, design; the architects of Tetrarc are inspired by the concept of architecture as a place where different forms of art come together. The studios and the foyer pay homage to the visual arts. The design of the '60s inspires the surface coverings and the restaurant furnishings. The big hall pays homage to film, and particularly Charlie Chaplin?s Modern Times, with bas-reliefs on the walls evoking big pieces of machinery.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Tetrarc Architectes
Images: Stéphane Chalmeau - Courtesy of  Tetrarc Architectes
Location: Nimes, France

www.tetrarc.fr
www.stephanechalmeau.com

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