Antipode Music, Youth and Cultural Middle / Dominique Coulon & associés
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The cultural hub Antipode is constructed within the new concerted growth zone of the eco-district of La Courrouze, two kilometers away from the historic middle of Rennes with excellent tramways and delicate mobility connections. City planners Secchi and Vigano organized numerous packages like giant islets flooded by vegetation. The positioning is an unlimited territory on which have been traditionally armament factories. To make its reminiscence final, some partitions have been preserved in addition to giant timber that punctuate the horizon.
The venture is a part of a really open city panorama. The constructing is flooded with greenery on this wooded universe, a phenomenon that can improve with time. The construction will reveal itself by way of the big oak timber, a filtered imaginative and prescient by way of the cover. Like a citadel in its park, the constructing, as if hid, will emerge by way of this vegetal universe.
For this rich program, the target was to weave relationships between very totally different architectural parts.
The agora connects blocks as totally different as a present music scene, a media library, music rehearsal areas, a Youth cultural middle, music and recording studios, dance rooms, and a creation and rehearsal house. The problem was to carry all of them collectively whereas making the most of the weird proximity of such cultural companies.
Round a central agora with an added patio, the areas are intermingled, and fused to attach the plan’s parts meant for public use such because the bar, the exhibition house, or the convention room. The constructing covers the location generously and occupies your entire plot. The areas appear to be positioned facet by facet with no obvious hierarchy.
The venture is drawn like an prolonged and compact mass from which the empty areas have been eliminated. The pure gentle irrigates the areas due to the 4 patios and a few terraces. The customer is consistently drawn to those inside exteriors which stand as landmarks. The empty zones seen within the sectional association and the quite a few sectional drawings create micro-spaces.
The just about maze-like layouts reveal the complexity of the interweaving packages and their layers. Like a Raum, the unusually scaled plan emphasizes an obvious absence of hierarchy. The crossings and intertwining paths are aimed toward higher highlighting the packages.
Right here is an structure of the interstice, an structure of the crevice. On the surface, the black mass of the constructing contrasts with the luminosity of the inside areas. The media library catches the sunshine on all 4 sides as if it have been evading from this thick, compact mass.